Another Saturday night and I ain’t got nobody. {Lemongrass Cosmo}

 

Gotta say, I am ok with no one to talk to tonight.  My husband went out to watch basketball and my 6 mile run today kind of kicked my butt.  Gives me a great opportunity to get a new book started, I travel tomorrow and want to be engrossed in a book so I can distract my self on the plane ride.  Besides, it has been far too long since I hunkered down and read a book.

The time myself gave me some time to try new recipes.  A few with success, a few not so much.  Here is one that was a success and a great companion when the evening called for quality TV time.

Lemongrass Cosmo

Lemongrass Cosmo
Recipe type: Cocktail
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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ oz. vodka
  • 1½ oz. lemongrass syrup
  • 1 oz. lime juice, fresh squeezed
  • 1 oz. cranberry juice
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake until well chilled and serve.

 

No substitute for fresh squeezed lime juice.  I usually buy a bag, squeeze them all and freeze them in small containers.  Defrost as needed.  It really does make a difference.  This is a great make-ahead drink for a crowd, mix up large batches in advance and park them in the fridge.  Just make sure the minors don’t think it is Kool-Aid!

About 10 servings would be…

2 cups vodka
2 cups lemongrass syrup
1 1/3 cups lime juice
1 1/3 cups cranberry juice

20 servings…

4 cups vodka
4 cups lemongrass syrup
2 2/3 cups lime juice
2 2/3 cups cranberry

If you just want a traditional cosmos use Triple Sec/Cointreau in place of the lemongrass syrup.  Oh and by quality TV I of course mean mindless TV.  Anyone watch Raising Hope?  Stupid funny!

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5 Responses

  1. pam says:

    I love having an evening to myself.

  2. Jane says:

    ummmm yum!! I usually buy the huge bag of limes from Costco and freeze them too. You are rocking the running! Maybe some day I will catch up to you :)

  3. Jilly says:

    So I want to know, did you make the recipe for 1, 10 or 20 :)

  4. Cosmopolitans are my go-to cocktail. I absolutely adore them. Love the lemongrass syrup addition to this one.

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