Cosmopolis

Marisa Chafetz / Supercall

Cosmopolitans are popular steakhouse cocktails, but one meat-centric spot is giving the drink a millennial edge. Butcher & Banker in Manhattan, offers the Cosmopolis, a hybrid of the Cosmo and the Negroni that unites the acidity and sweetness of a Cosmo with the heaviness and mouthfeel of a Negroni. It probably shouldn't work, but it does. George Krypeyan, beverage director at Butcher & Banker, says its one of the most popular drinks on the menu.

Cosmopolis

FLAVOR PROFILE
Bitter
STRENGTH

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 oz lemon vodka (like Absolut Citron)
  • 1 oz Cocchi Americano
  • .5 oz Aperol
  • .5 oz Cointreau (or triple sec)
  • 1 dash Fee Brothers Cranberry Bitters
  • Orange Twist, for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

Step one

In a mixing glass, stir together all ingredients with ice.

Step two

Strain into a rocks glass over a large ice cube.

Step three

Flame an expressed orange peel over top of the drink, then discard the peel.

Contributed by Michael Whiteman