Better Than Cosmos

Posted by on Feb 4, 2010 in Non-Alcoholic, Vodka | No Comments

4 Women, 3 Hot Days, and a Mini-Bar in the TrunkIcy red cocktail Poolside

We’ve escaped.

We’ve left the men and children behind for our first winter escape to a desert hot springs spa together.

Just the four of us.

That is, except for the wee one still in the oven.

But he didn’t stop us from making Better Than Cosmos poolside. Our pregnant girlfriend just got hers specialized.

What’s that you ask?

What happened next?

Oh … it’s a long story. And I’ve run out of space.

Juices Are Not All Made Equal
Cosmopolitan cocktails seem like a good idea, but I’m usually disappointed. That’s because most are made with cranberry cocktail (hardly any real juice).

Try your own Better Than a Cosmo cocktail versions with a variety of deep red berry juices from Trader Joes or Henrys/Sprouts. A little goes a long way.

Note: The cranberry and pomegranate blends work best. Acai berry juice is a little funky for cocktails — we avoid it.

Got your own favorite Cosmo concoction? Tweet it to us or tell us about it on Facebook.

Better Than Cosmo Cocktail

  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 1/2 oz. triple sec
  • 1/2 oz. 100% pomegranate blend juice, like POM Mango
  • 1/4 fresh squeezed lime juice

VIRGIN Better Than Cosmo Cocktail

  • 2 oz. ginger ale
  • 1/2 oz. 100% pomegranate blend juice, like POM Wonderful Mango
  • 1/4 fresh squeezed lime juice

Pour ingredients over ice and stir. Serve over ice or strain into a cocktail glass. Gaze at the color through the setting sunlight.

CAUTION: These go down very easy.  Don’t take photos while drinking. No, we’re not going to share those.

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