Cosmopolitan Delight

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Discerning Drinkers (23 ratings)

Serve in an

Old-fashioned glass

Photographed in an

Urban Bar Freddo Old Fashioned

Garnish:

Orange zest twist (expressed & discarded) and skewered berry fruits

How to make:

SHAKE first 5 ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass. TOP with red wine.

1 1/2 fl oz Cognac (brandy)
1/2 fl oz Orange Curaçao liqueur
3/4 fl oz Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1/3 fl oz Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°Brix)
1/4 fl oz Giffard Orgeat Syrup
1/2 fl oz Shiraz red wine
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Hazardous ingredients

Giffard Orgeat Syrup is potentially hazardous for those with an allergy, intolerance or medical condition.

Review:

No relation to the modern Cosmopolitan, this is a mellow, balanced blend of citrus, brandy and red wine.

History:

Adapted from Dale DeGroff's 2002 book, The Craft of the Cocktail. He, in turn, credits the original recipe to Charlie Paul's 1902 book American and Other Iced Drinks.

COSMOPOLITAN DELIGHT. L. D.
Take a large soda-water glass and fill with chipped ice; put I a teaspoon of powdered sugar; squeeze half a lemon in; add half a liqueur-glassful of curaçoa, a teaspoon of orgeat syrup, and half a wine-glassful of brandy; shake well; decorate with fruits in season; dash the top with claret; and serve with straws.

Recipes of American and Other Iced Drinks, Charlie Paul, 1902

cosmopolitan delight
From Recipes of American and Other Iced Drinks, by Charlie Paul (1902). I included this turn-of-the century Cosmopolitan partly because of the name, but mostly because it tastes great.
1½ ounces brandy
½ ounce curaçao
½ ounce simple syrup
¾ ounce fresh lemon juice
¼ ounce orgeat
Splash red wine
Seasonal fruit, for garnish
Shake all the ingredients with ice and serve over ice in an old-fashioned glass. Top with a splash of red wine. Garnish with fresh seasonal fruits. Don't be shy with the garnish–these early drinks looked like fruit salads.

Dale DeGroff, The Craft Of The Cocktail, 2002

Nutrition:

One serving of Cosmopolitan Delight contains 222 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.4 standard drinks
  • 16.5% alc./vol. (33° proof)
  • 19 grams of pure alcohol
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