Cosmopolitans are popular steakhouse cocktails, but one meat-centric spot is giving the drink a millennial edge. Butcher & Banker in Manhattan, offers the Cosmopolis, a hybrid of the Cosmo and the Negroni that unites the acidity and sweetness of a Cosmo with the heaviness and mouthfeel of a Negroni. It probably shouldn't work, but it does. George Krypeyan, beverage director at Butcher & Banker, says its one of the most popular drinks on the menu.
lemon vodka (like Absolut Citron)
1 oz lemon vodka (like Absolut Citron)
1 oz Cocchi Americano
.5 oz Aperol
.5 oz Cointreau
1 dash Fee Brothers Cranberry Bitters
Orange Twist, for garnish
- In a mixing glass, stir together all ingredients with ice.
- Strain into a rocks glass over a large ice cube.
- Flame an expressed orange peel over top of the drink, then discard the peel.