Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Day 72: Is This Post More Carrie or Samantha?

Today we have the Cosmopolitan Cocktail, a combination of vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and lime juice.  I was as intrigued by this drink as I have been by any of our previous offerings.  The combination of exotic ingredients sounded exciting and delicious.   The name really piqued my interest as well. After all, “cosmopolitan” implies that this drink is worldly and worldliness is something we strive for here at TBIAW.  After all, if we are not worldly, we cannot know our enemies and continue our fight against the one world government.
Cosmopolitan Cocktail
It looks huge until you notice the lime

We were not let down by the Cosmopolitan Cocktail.  The drink had a nice flavor with a hint of orange and cranberry.  The lime juice added a bit of sourness, but it was not so much as to overwhelm the other ingredients.  It was so tasty that I was a bit taken aback that this drink is not more popular than it is.  I was commenting to Mrs. Bottle that we should make a special effort to let the world know about this fabulous Cosmopolitan Cocktail. Mrs. Bottle told me that the drink had a brief measure of notoriety ten years ago when it was frequently mentioned on a TV show called Sex and the City.  It probably didn’t catch on since they did not refer to it by its proper name.  Instead of calling it the Cosmopolitan Cocktail they called it the Cosmo, but I ‘m not sure why. I guess they were Seinfeld fans.

I worry about any woman who needs
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I also learned that Mrs. Bottle had tried this drink before and has actually ordered it when we have been out together.  I should probably pay more attention to what she does.  At any rate, she thought that our Cosmopolitan Cocktail was better than the ones you would typically find in restaurants.  She said that restaurants use too much cranberry juice relative to the other ingredients.  This might be because the International Bartender Association’s  (IBA) official recipe calls for twice as much cranberry juice as triple sec or lime juice whereas the Mr. Boston recipe calls for equal parts of all three ingredients.  That might explain why our drink was so pale.

The other difference between the recipes from Mr. Boston and the IBA is the total volume of the drink.  Our version only has 2 ounces but the IBA’s has 3.4 ounces. Of course the Mr. Boston recipe has more alcohol, so that give it a slight edge.  Tiny drinks have been a common theme in our journey, but this time we were ready. I happen to be an expert at making things look bigger than they are so we poured this into a shot glass so make it appear to be normal sized. If only it were always that easy.

Overall Rating for the Cosmopolitan Cocktail

Taste: 4
Presentation: 3
Ease of Preparation: 4
Drinks Until Blackout: 4 – 28% Alcohol


1.25 oz Vodka
.25 oz Triple Sec
.25 oz Cranberry Juice
.25 oz Lime Juice

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