I could really go for one of these right now.
This past Friday night, I arrived home from a three-day business trip in Chicago. While the trip was a success, it sucked the life right out of me. Travel always does that. I was exhausted…and I think I’m still recovering.
My sweet husband greeted me at the door with loads of comfort food and the ingredients to make one of our favorite wintery cocktails: a white cranberry cosmo. Like many people, we discovered this cosmo at Bonefish Grill, one of our favorite stops for cocktails and munchies. This drink is delicious…and dangerous. It doesn’t taste like there is ANY booze in these suckers! They go down entirely too easy.
Dan usually opts for a glass of wine or a beer, but even he loves this drink. They are crisp and sweet. Totally delicious…and the perfect cure for my travel recovery.
The recipe below is the one we follow most often, but you can totally use orange vodka instead of cranberry (just omit the triple sec). Plain vodka also works. As you can probably glean from this, we are so obsessed with this drink that we’ll throw anything in the mix if we don’t have cranberry vodka in the house. Desperate times, people.
Now that I’ve established myself as a boozehound, I’ll shut up.
Just make this drink. The end.
(Good luck having just one of these!)
6 oz white cranberry juice
4 oz cranberry vodka
2 oz Triple Sec
Juice of 1 lime
Frozen cranberries, for garnish
Lime slices, for garnish
Combine all ingredients (except the cranberries) in a shaker with ice and shake well.
Pour into chilled glasses and garnish with the frozen cranberries and lime slices. Serve immediately.