A mainstay served in bars the world over, the Cosmopolitan has cemented itself as a classic cocktail. It has further gained huge popularity in the 1990s due to the long-running HBO show Sex and the City. It has now become the go-to pink drink for enthusiasts.
For the holidays, a twist on the classic cosmo comes in the form of Chrisma-politan by bar expert Gioseppe Racelis. This timeless mix of vodka, cranberry juice, and the premium orange Cointreau, served with a dash of vanilla and a hint of spice makes for an exciting addition to any gathering.
Racelis, equipped with over 13 years of experience in the industry, a Level 2 Certification in Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), and is the former Assistant Food and Beverage Manager of Discovery Suites Manila, recommends topping it with a decadent creamy layer of sweetened foam.
To complete this Yuletide treat, “Garnish it with red peppercorns for a pop of color and flavor,” the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde educator advises.
“The Chrisma-politan is perfect to enjoy with your loved ones,” he beams.
Chrisma-politan by Gioseppe Racelis
45 ml Vanilla vodka
45 ml Cranberry juice
30 ml Cointreau
Sweetened milk foam
1. In a shaker, pour in the vanilla vodka, Cointreau, and cranberry juice. Shake vigorously with ice.
2. Strain and pour in a rock glass with ice.
3. Top with sweetened milk foam.
4. Garnish with red peppercorn on top.