Classic Cocktail Variation: Blood Orange Cosmo

Happy Friday cocktail babes and dudes! It's also World Cocktail Day which is pretty sweet. Before I get out and celebrate LA style, I'm here to give you a variation on the classic cosmopolitan that I posted last week! I think a cosmo has Its time and place. It's a fairly easy recipe that won't piss off a good bartender AND it's easy to build on to create even more complex flavors. All you need is juice, or in this case blood orange sparkling soda, to create an entirely new taste plate that will delight your senses! 


1.5 oz vodka
1/4 oz cranberry juice
3/4 oz blood orange sparkling soda
1/2 oz Cointreau
lime for garnish


Add ingredients to a shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a wedge or wheel of lime. 

Whether you go for the classic, ala Carrie Bradshaw, or want to spice it up a bit you're sure to be pleased. Don't let anyone tell you the cosmo id dumb or dead. It's just as delicious as it ever was!