Original Cosmopolitan (Cosmo) 1 1/2 ounces citron or plain vodka* 1 1/2 ounces Cointreau 1 ounce fresh lime juice 1 to 2 dashes cranberry juice *if using plain vodka you may want to squeeze in a small amount of lemon juice Shake the liquid ingredients vigorously with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon twist.
A Manhattan is quite simple to make it is: 2 oz Rye 1 oz Sweet vermouth couple shakes of bitters. (I have Angostura, but the original way uses the once defunct Boker’s bitters, which is being made again but I haven’t tried any) You may shake or stir this with ice, I stirred. Then I strained it in a chilled glass with a really fancy Luxardo cherry. It really is a delicious classic drink and totally lovely and flavorful with a smokey rye.
Classic Martini INGREDIENTS 2½ oz gin 1½ oz dry vermouth 3 green olives INSTRUCTIONS Rinse martini glass in dry vermouth and pour out. Shake gin with ice until chilled. Pour into martini glass. Add olives.