Just in Time for Sex and the City 2 – Cosmos All Around!
Here’s the real story behind the fabulous Cosmopolitan cocktail, just in time for the release of Sex & the City 2.
The story begins and ends with master mixologist, Dale “King Cocktail” DeGroff. While Carrie, Charlotte, Samantha and Miranda are often credited with bringing the Cosmopolitan cocktail to widespread popularity and acclaim, the story behind the cocktail actually pre-dates the fab SATC four. The real story begins in 1992 at an exclusive after-party for the Grammy’s, held at the Rainbow Room where Dale was tending bar. That evening, all eyes were on Madonna as she and her entourage settled in the VIP Lounge. The provocative songstress requested something chic and delicious, and DeGroff whipped up a batch of Cosmopolitans.
He served the pink libation to the original Material Girl, Madonna, and the AP image circulated around the globe. The Cosmo became an overnight sensation! It was one of the first cocktails to gain international notoriety, and was a catalyst for the cocktail-craft and mixology explosion that would later grip the U.S. and the world!
To celebrate the release of Sex & the City 2, Dale has revived his classic drink creating a modern twist on the Cosmo for the more grown up ladies. Cosmopolitan Dreams adds a sophisticated touch of champagne, bringing the Cosmo back and ready to take on the new millennium.
The Cosmopolitan Dreams (created by Dale DeGroff)
3/4 ounce Citrus Vodka
3/4 ounce Cointreau
3/4 ounce Cranberry juice
1/4 ounce Fresh lime juice
2 1/2 ounces Piper Heidsieck Champagne
Assemble the vodka, Cointreau, and juices in a boston shaker with ice and shake well to chill.
Strain into a champagne glass and fill with champagne. Garnish with a flamed orange peel.
The Original Cosmopolitan (created by Dale DeGroff)
1 1/2 oz vodka
1 oz Cointreau
1 oz cranberry juice
3/4 oz lime juice
Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass.
Garnish with a twist of orange