I like to experiment with the Cosmopolitan. There is something about cranberry and lime juice which works really well for my palate. My handy dandy cocktail book, 1001 Cocktails: 1001 Recipes for the Perfect Drink (Hardcover) ~ Alex Barker (Compiler) gives the recipe for the Cosmopolitan on page 178. I followed the lead in Alex Barker’s book, tweaked it for a particular Tequila and came up with what I call Metro Mexico. When I made this Cosmopolitan style cocktail at a recent gathering of friends on a hot Sunday afternoon the response was overwhelmingly positive.
1 1/2 ounces Blanco Tequila
3/4 ounce Grand Marnier
1 ounce Cranberry juice
1/2 ounce Lime Juice
Bar spoon of sugar syrup (optional)
Mix all of the ingredients over ice.
Strain into a suitable glass
Garnish with a lime slice
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