Entering the second month of shelter-in place. Now it’s getting serious. There is no more gin for martinis and I’ve resorted to making girly drinks. My purist relatives in Poland, who only drink vodka straight and in surprisingly large quantities would cringe are my recipe, but it seems a Cosmo isn’t half bad.
Here is The Vivant’s special “Quarantine Cosmo” recipe, or as we call it, “These are the ingredients that are still remaining in the liquor cabinet.”
2 ounce Stolichnaya vodka (or any Russian or Polish vodka will do in a pinch)
1 oz cranberry juice
1 oz triple sec
½ oz sugar syrup
½ oz lime juice
Top it off with a maraschino cherry and just a little splash of the cherry juice from the jar.
Dan Blacharski is editor-in-chief of TheVivant.com.