Cocktail Thursday – Icewine Cosmo

By / Wine + Drinks / January 12th, 2012 / 1

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.

Icewine Cosmo


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.


Rosemary Mantini has always loved words. When she isn't working as the Associate Editor at Tidings Magazine, she's helping others achieve their writing dreams, and sometimes she even relaxes with a good book and a glass of wine.

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