Fondly referred to at Fox & Beagle HQ as the ‘Grown Up Cosmo’ this drink is a refreshing and balanced variant of the Sex and the City staple.
- Shake 30ml citrus vodka, 20ml Aperol, 10ml orgeat, 20ml fresh lime juice and 20ml cranberry juice with ice for twenty seconds.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Finish with a flamed twist of orange peel.
Flamed Peel: The flamed twist of peel adds a caramelised orange flavour to the surface of the drink the effect of which should not be underestimated. Start with a piece of orange peel about an inch in diameter, and light a match. Hold the match an inch or two above the drink and the peel (skin down) an inch above this. Warm the peel for a few seconds and then squeeze to send a spritz of oil from the skin through the flame and onto the surface of the drink. Run the peel around the rim and stem of the glass and then drop into the drink.