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Vodka • Sour
Sauvage Cosmopolitan

“I think people are often embarrassed to ask for a Cosmopolitan,” says Will Elliot, beverage director at Brooklyn’s Sauvage. “But the Cosmo is a valid and very delicious drink if made correctly.” Sauvage’s riff on the Cosmopolitan is slightly lighter in color (a true millennial pink), and more sophisticated and nuanced in flavor—you’re not hit with the saccharine taste one may imagine a Cosmo to have. In Elliot’s version, a cranberry cordial, developed in-house specifically for the drink, uses fresh lemon zest to add to the acidity. This new version of the Cosmo aims to “make people comfortable with ordering drinks that have been severely maligned by a lot of people,” says Elliot.

The Essentials

Cranberry Cordial
Giffard Triple Sec
Luksusowa vodka
The Details
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Ingredients

.5 oz Lime Juice
.5 oz Giffard Triple Sec
2 oz Luksusowa vodka
Lemon Zest

Method

  • Add all ingredients save for lemon zest to a cobbler shaker.
  • Add ice and shake.
  • Strain into a coupe.
  • Express lemon zest over the top and discard.
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Ingredients

1 quart Frozen Cranberries
1 quart sugar
1 quart Water
1 Clove
1 Allspice Berry

Method

  • Blend all ingredients until thoroughly liquified (the folks at Sauvage use a Vita-Prep), pour into a container and keep in the fridge until ready to use.
Sauvage’s Lime Cordial
Custom Ingredient

Ingredients

1 oz vodka
32 oz sugar
Peels from 10 Limes
32 oz Lime Juice

Method

  • In a jar, add the white sugar, lime peels and vodka.
  • Let sit overnight or for 12 hours.
  • Add the lime juice, whisk to combine and fine strain.