Just in time for the release of Sex and the City 2, Cointreau asked legendary mixologist Dale DeGroff to put a new twist on the Cosmopolitan. Dale popularized the Cosmo back in the early 1990s at the Rainbow Room in New York. He whipped up a batch for Madonna and entourage after the Grammys. The media picked up photos of the Material Girl sipping a Cosmo and the rest is history.
Dale created the Cosmopolitan Dreams to add a splash of maturity and glamor to the original recipe. Courtesy of Cointreau.
- ¾ oz citrus vodka
- ¾ oz Cointreau
- ¾ oz cranberry juice
- ¼ oz fresh lime juice
- 2 ½ oz Piper Heidsieck champagne
Assemble the vodka, Cointreau, and juices in a boston shaker with ice and shake well to chill. Strain into a champagne glass and fill with champagne. Garnish with a flamed orange peel.