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Cosmopolitan Cocktails and Roasted Nuts with Rosemary

Triple sec refers to orange liqueur. Cointreau is a classic and often used in Cosmopolitans because it's clear. Grand Marnier is another option, which has a cognac base, so that adds a little tint. Pierre Ferrand curacao is another French triple sec made the old-fashioned way. (Don't worry. It's not blue!)
Servings 1 cocktail
  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 3/4 ounce triple sec
  • 1/2 ounce cranberry juice
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 small lime wedge, for garnish
  • Chill a coupe or martini glass in the freezer.
  • Add the ingredients to a cocktail shaker, except for the lime wedge, fill two-thirds full with ice, and shake vigorously
  • Strain into the icy cold cocktail glasse and garnish with a lime wedge.


When serving cocktails, it’s obligatory to serve something to nibble on. These Roasted Nuts with Rosemary, from my book Drinking French which are quick to make and go perfectly with this classic cocktail.
Roast 3 cups (about 400g) of mixed raw, unsalted nuts (almonds, pecans, cashews, hazelnuts, brazil nuts all work well) in a preheated 350ºF (180ºC) oven for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring once or twice during baking, until golden brown. Transfer the hot nuts to a bowl, and toss in 3 tablespoons very coarsely chopped fresh rosemary leaves, 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1 tablespoon melted butter, and 1 tablespoon kosher or sea salt.