Cocktail Thursday – Icewine Cosmo
The classic Cosmopolitan had a renaissance thanks to the women of Sex and the City. Consisting of vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice and a squeeze of fresh lime, the Cosmo is about to undergo another renaissance thanks to this recipe adapted from one developed by Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery, St. Catharines, Ontario. The combination of Cabernet Franc Icewine and rosé sparkling wine give this cocktail its distinctive colour. The icewine also takes the place of the triple sec (an orange-flavoured liqueur) giving the drink undertones of citrus and melon.
1 oz Cabernet Franc Icewine
2 oz vodka
A squeeze of lime
1 oz rosé sparkling wine
Shake with ice. Pour into a martini glass and top up with rosé sparkling wine.