Happy Friday and Happy June, Cocktail Culture readers! Even having been a shortened week, I’m still itching for the weekend and the chance to mix up my next cocktail. Here’s what’s on the drink menu: Happy Hour and cocktail inspiration struck yesterday afternoon and I developed this Peach Cran Cosmopolitan that I’m anxious to share with you.
Peach Cran Cosmo: Created by Stephanie Jerzy
- 1 part ABSOLUT Vodka
- 3/4 part Hiram Walker Peach Schnapps
- 1/2 part Hiram Walker Triple Sec
- 1/4 part fresh lime juice
- 1 part cranberry juice
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
It’s a very simple twist on the traditional Cosmopolitan recipe (1.5 parts Citrus Vodka, 3/4 part Triple Sec, 1/4 part lime, 1 part cranberry) and I think I could perhaps even modify this recipe to make it a bit simpler. I’d be open to trying this without the Triple Sec and adding in an extra 1/4 or 1/2 part of vodka to give the drink a little more zing. However, my coworkers and I did enjoy the balance of sweet and tart that this ratio offered.
What are you itching to sip on this weekend? As always, I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments below.
Cheers to a great weekend!