Friday, December 09, 2011

If you like Cosmo (and Sex and the City), then you'll love this drink: Cosmopolitan glögg

Cosmopolitan glögg

Sex and the City (2008)
Miranda Hobbes: [at a bar, drinking Cosmopolitans] 
"Why did we ever stop drinking these?"
Carrie Bradshaw: "Because everyone else started! "

Perhaps it's time to start again?

This delicious and soul-warming winter drink has got its name from the famous Cosmopolitan cocktail. Ok, there's plain vodka and not lemon vodka here, and I haven't used any limes to give the drink an extra zing (though you could, by all means), but the similarities are definitely there. It's officially my favourite mulled drink this year, even if I do go very easy on the vodka most of the time :D

If you like the classic Cosmopolitan, and enjoyed watching Sex and the City, then this drink is for you :)

Cosmo Glögg
Serves six
Adapted from Finnish-language book "Kotilieden jouluaika: Pikkujoulusta loppiaisen" (2006)

Cosmopolitan glögg

1 litre good-quality cranberry juice drink
2 Tbsp glögg mixture*
100 ml vodka
50 ml orange liqueur (Triple Sec or Cointreau)

To serve:
dried cranberries (aka 'craisins')
orange twist

Bring the juice and glögg mixture into a simmer, then remove from the heat and leave to infuse for 20-30 minutes. Add some sugar to taste, if you really wish so.
Strain and re-heat. Add the spirits and serve in heat-proof glasses.

* I used Meira's glögimauste, which contains finely chopped dried Sevilla orange peel, ginger, cloves, cinnamon and cardamom. You can use any mulled wine or glögg seasoning mix of your choice, if that's not available. 


Andrea Meyers said...

What a festive idea! Love it.

Maimu said...

This looks really tasty!

Ilse said...

Selle võtan kindlalt plaani, kui mitte jõul, siis aastavahetuse lauale kindlasti:) Väga tänan idee eest!
Mul on sõbranna, kelle hobiks on igal võimalikul juhul ja kõikvõimalikes kohtades proovida Cosmopolitani, oleme seda erinevates Tallinna kohvikutes ja igalpool mujal maailmas tema õhutusel proovimas käinud:D Igaljuhul ma üllatan teda selle variandiga.

Pille said...

Andrea - isn't it :)

Maimu - it was - a great addition to your cocktail repertoire!

Ilse - väga tore kuulda! Anna teada, kuidas Su sõbrale meeldis, eks!