Spiced Orange Cosmo

A bright festive Cosmo for Christmas Eve (or Christmas morning).

So what makes it Christmassy?

""Well the spiced orange syrup, but you could probably add points for having to smoosh leftover cranberries instead of using juice..." replied the beagle." - Christmas with Fox & Beagle.

Refreshing and Christmassy, this cosmo benefits from the use of fresh cranberries, if possible, but can be made with shop-bought juice, in which case you may want to use less syrup or triple sec to ensure balance.

Spiced Orange Cosmo

45ml vodka
20ml triple sec
15ml fresh lime juice
12 fresh cranberries (or 30ml cranberry juice)
10ml spiced orange syrup

Muddle the cranberries in the bottom of a cocktail shaker to break the skin. Add the remaining ingredients and shake with cubed ice. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with a flamed orange twist (cut a pound coin sized piece of orange peel and hold it skin-side down over the glass. Express the oil through a lit match onto the top of the glass.

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