Cosmopolitan cocktails were once all the rage when sipped by celebrities and glamorized in Girls Night Out settings in popular television shows. They received not so pleasant reviews by trendy mixologists and cocktail bars when they became so common every cocktail menu in the country listed a Cosmo as signature drink. They were often sloppily made, sugary and cotton candy pink. However, the Cosmo is a contemporary classic that has remained a cocktail favorite of many; myself included.
Every fabulous classic cocktail and contemporary classic inspires a new generation of cocktails. With wine cocktails rising in popularity it just makes sense to spin a new favorite to sample and enjoy. After all, the whole concept of cocktails and happy hour is having fun with good friends and good spirits. Enjoy a happy holiday season!
Barefoot Mistletoe Cosmo – created by Cheri Loughlin
2 measures Barefoot Merlot Wine
1 measure Boysenberry Syrup
1-1/2 measure Cranberry Juice
1/2 measure Fresh Lime Juice
Lime Slice or Skewered Cranberries Garnish
Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lime slice or skewered cranberries according to preference
Cocktail Recipe and Photo commissioned by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly