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Vodka • Bitter

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.

The Essentials

lemon vodka (like Absolut Citron)
Cocchi Americano
The Details
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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.