Elderflower White Cosmopolitan
The cosmo is an embellished descendant of the classic gimlet, made with lime juice and gin. It’s also a kissing cousin of the vodka-based kamikaze and of another cranberry cooler, the Cape Codder. Here, elderflower lends a wonderful aroma to this riff on a perennial cocktail. If you’re looking for other uses for elderflower liqueur, try adding a splash to Prosecco or use it to flavor panna cotta.
- Ice as needed
- 1/4 cup vodka
- 2 Tbs. St-Germain elderflower liqueur
- 2 Tbs. white cranberry juice
- 1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
- Edible flowers for garnish
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the vodka, elderflower liqueur, white cranberry juice and lemon juice. Cover, shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass. Float a flower on top and serve immediately. Serves 1.
Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Cooking for Friends, by Alison Attenborough and Jamie Kimm (Oxmoor House, 2008).