This Blood Orange Cosmopolitan is a festive way to wrap up holiday shopping or enjoy after a stressful afternoon of holiday shopping. I’m so delighted it’s citrus season again. I found these lovely blood oranges at Whole Foods and couldn’t resist buying several to eat and to see how blood orange juice would taste in a cosmopolitan variation. I also happened to have one of those cute tiny bottles of cranberry vodka that I picked up recently with the thought that I’d eventually do something with it.
A cosmopolitan is one of those classic easy drinks that takes just a few ingredients with spectacular results. The blood orange brightens the drink and complements the orange liqueur. I used vanilla sugar to coat the rim and then couldn’t resist photographing the finished product with as many glittery things as I could find. I then sipped on the end product while watching the latest episode of this season’s Top Chef – the best way to spend a Friday evening right before Christmas.
Blood Orange Cosmopolitan
- 2 Oz vodka
- 1/2 Oz triple sec or cointreau
- 1 Oz cranberry juice
- Juice from half a blood orange
- Slice of a blood orange and a few cranberries to garnish
- Combine the vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and blood orange juice with a few ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Shake and then strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a slice of blood orange and a few cranberries. Enjoy!