RECIPE

Sauvage Cosmopolitan

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“I think people are often embarrassed to ask for a Cosmopolitan,” says Will Elliot, beverage director at Brooklyn’s Sauvage. “But the Cosmo is a valid and very delicious drink if made correctly.” Sauvage’s riff on the Cosmopolitan is slightly lighter in color (a true millennial pink), and more sophisticated and nuanced in flavor—you’re not hit with the saccharine taste one may imagine a Cosmo to have. In Elliot’s version, a cranberry cordial, developed in-house specifically for the drink, uses fresh lemon zest to add to the acidity. This new version of the Cosmo aims to “make people comfortable with ordering drinks that have been severely maligned by a lot of people,” says Elliot.

FLAVOR PROFILE
Sour
STRENGTH

INGREDIENTS

  • .25 oz Cranberry Cordial
  • .25 oz lime cordial
  • .5 oz Lime Juice
  • .5 oz Giffard Triple Sec
  • 2 oz Luksusowa vodka
  • Lemon Zest

INSTRUCTIONS

Step one

Add all ingredients save for lemon zest to a cobbler shaker.

Step two

Add ice and shake.

Step three

Strain into a coupe.

Step four

Express lemon zest over the top and discard.

Contributed by Will Elliott

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