Cosmopolitan (1927 recipe)

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Serve in an

Old-fashioned glass

Photographed in an

UB Koto Old Fashioned 30cl

Garnish:

Orange zest twist

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass (preferably over a large cube or chunk of block ice).

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Review:

A Cosmopolitan in name but not in style. Instead, this Cosmo is perhaps best described as a delicately spiced Old Fashioned. If serving straight-up, as perhaps originally intended, then, depending on your ice, consider adding a splash of chilled water prior to stirring.

History:

This, the first "Cosmopolitan" cocktail in print, appears in the "Cocktails Round Town" chapter by Arthur Moss in Harry McElhone's 1927 Barflies and Cocktails.

Casting a glance at the meal-ticket, O. O. McIntyre concocts the "Cosmopolitan:" 1/6 Italian vermouth, 1/6 French vermouth, 1/6 Swedish punch, 1/6 Scotch whisky, 1/6 Irish whisky, 1/6 Russian vodka. And then the case containing the corpse is submitted to the League of Nations.

Arthur Moss, 1927

Cosmopolitan cocktail history and development

Nutrition:

One serving of Cosmopolitan (1927 recipe) contains 203 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 2 standard drinks
  • 27.54% alc./vol. (55.08° proof)
  • 27.5 grams of pure alcohol
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