• Three Ways: The Cosmopolitan

    29 days ago - By Imbibe Magazine

    Invented in the 1980s and launched to fame in the late '90s, the Cosmopolitan has been both adored and maligned. When Toby Cecchini, longtime New York barman and current owner of Brooklyn's Long Island Bar , invented the drink in 1988 while working at The Odeon in Tribeca, he likely had no idea that the cocktail would become what he's since called an albatross around his neck. His original version-a tart yet balanced mix of citrus vodka, Cointreau, fresh lime, and a splash of cranberry juice-is pale pink and much less sweet than the 'tini-fied Cosmo that eventually took over. But...
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