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 Recipe

Barefoot Mistletoe Cosmo - Cheri Loughlin Cocktail Development Services

Barefoot Mistletoe Cosmo – recipe by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

2 ounces Barefoot Merlot Wine

1 ounce Boysenberry Syrup

1-1/2 ounce Cranberry Juice

1/2 ounce 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

The Barefoot Mistletoe Cosmo holiday cocktail recipe was commissioned by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly as part of the Corporate Mixology program offered by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. Find more recipes created by Cheri Loughlin for Barefoot Wine & Bubbly on this site and at and by following Barefoot Wine on Facebook.

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Barefoot Mistletoe Cosmo