Thursday, February 9, 2012

A Modern Cocktail- The Metropolitan

There has been cocktails experiments taking place at my house.  My husband has been looking for a new cocktail to serve up for Valentine's Day.  I do believe he has found one....Say hello to the Metropolitan. 

This cocktail uses one of the more creditable flavors of the vodkas in Absout's arsenal with good results.
The cocktail includes blackcurrant vodka, combined with cranberry and lime juice.  It's a fruity cocktail, but one that can sneak up on you pretty quickly if you are not careful.


Metropolitan Cocktail
Serves 1 (easily doubled)
Recipe from Cool Cocktails


Ingredients:
2-oz. Absolut Kurrant Vodka
2-oz. triple sec or Cointreau
1-oz. fresh lime juice
1-oz. cranberry juice

Directions:
Shake all the ingredients sharply over ice and strain into a frosted martini glass.  Squeeze the oil from a strip of orange zest, skin downward over a flame.  Rub the rim with the orange zest before dropping it into the glass.

Enjoy!

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31 comments:

Marina said...

Mmmm, good one. Sorry for a silly question, how do you make a flame? I mean is there any special tool you use?

Michelle J said...

Sounds refreshing!

Renee Fontes said...

It's so pretty and looks refreshing too. I will not be waiting for Valentines Day!

That Girl said...

So very pretty in pink

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

It's a very pretty color too-enjoy:@)

The Japanese Redneck said...

Yum!

Hope ya'll have a happy weekend! Don't start celebrating V Day too soon!!!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Mmmmm and when you have had enough you just fall over :) Diane

Kat said...

Hi there, Velva, thank you for commenting on my blog. I don't always leave comments on yours but check every new post. Thanks for all the wonderful recipes and tips. I wondered where you lived. I would not have guessed Florida, for some reason.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Very tempting and colorful cocktail.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

So here it is Friday afternoon and you've got me dreaming of happy hour already! Magnificent!

Claudia said...

Black currant vodka - I'm ready to have that straight up! (But I won't) Love the flavors - and who needs to wait until Valentine's Day?

Big Dude said...

Looks perfect for Valentine's day.

Marguerite said...

Oh yum! Looks fabulous and I wish that I had everything to make this drink right now! Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comments! Cheers!

teresa said...

so pretty and pink! perfect for v-day!

We Are Not Martha said...

It sounds delicious and it's SO pretty, too!

Sues

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Mmmhhh, a wonderful cocktail! Lovely color.

Cheers and happy weekend,

Rosa

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

This sounds like a delicious version of a Cosmopolitan. I should have known by the name Metropolitan!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Wow, Happy Valentine's Day!

Intuitive Eggplant said...

Looks gorgeous and sounds refreshing! Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

vianney said...

the perfect Vday shade, love the flavors!!

Magic of Spice said...

So delightful and a must try!
Hope you had a great weekend :)

Barbara said...

Now THAT'S a Valentine's Day drink! Perfect color and perfect flavor. Kudos, Velva!

Rebecca Subbiah said...

happy valentines Velva ;-)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh that looks so refreshing!!!! And yes, what would I do without PINTEREST???? Love your blog, OMG.

Anita

Katy ~ said...

I'm not much of a drinker, but this looks so pretty, that I want one!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Cheers with that lovely cocktail and happy Valentine's day Velva.
Sam

Joanne said...

Oh now this is something I would love a little TOO much, if you know what I mean.

Dancing Branflake said...

I don't drink alcohol but golly- that is a beautiful color. Lovely for Vday!

Anonymous said...

Love the look of the metropolitan! Maybe you will make one for me..Shirley

Rita said...

Love this drink Velva; a must try.
Rita

Katerina said...

The perfect drink for Valentine's Velva! I am sure you had a great time!

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