101 Best New Cocktails: Kirsch Cosmo by Hannah Lanfear, Boisdale, London, UK.
Adapted from a recipe by Hannah Lanfear, Boisdale, London, UK.
“I discovered this cocktail one night when I insisted on emptying my speed rail and replacing it with kirsch, determined that it could improve or rival any white spirit cocktail, and many it does, but this one was gift and transcends the original Cosmopolitan by a country mile!” Hannah Lanfear.
40 ml (1.33 oz) Miclo kirsch eau de vie
25 ml (.83 oz) cranberry juice
20 ml (.66 oz) fresh lime juice
17.5 ml (.58 oz) Cointreau
2.5 ml (.083 oz) sugar syrup
1 orange twist
Shake over ice and fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Squeeze the twist over the drink, then discard.
gaz sez: It’s so seldom that kirsch gets used as a base, and Hannah does the eau de vie proud with this drink. It takes the Cosmo (a much maligned drink that, in my opinion, is a true classic) to a whole different level. Hannah is one of my fave bartenders in London so I’m real happy that she submitted this one.
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