Monday, February 10, 2014

The Low Salt Vodka Vehicle - Micro Blog

I'm a fan of Dirty (with olive brine) Vodka Martinis and Blood Marys.  Both drinks are satisfying vehicles for vodka, largely due to their delicious salt content.  What's a fellah to do though, when his doctor orders him onto a low salt regimen?

Luckily, in contrast to the salty Dirty Vodka Martini & Bloody Mary, the Cosmopolitan is a low salt way to drink vodka.  The sweet cranberry juice is complimented by the citric triple sec, tart lime juice, and dry vodka, producing a cocktail that's sweet, but balanced.

Title: Cosmopolitan | Date: 02/27/13 | Photographer: John Sullivan | This 
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1 1/2 ounces vodka
3/4 ounce cranberry juice
1/2 ounce triple sec
1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice

Place a cocktail glass in the freezer to chill.  Combine the vodka, cranberry juice, Cointreau or triple sec, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker and fill it halfway with ice. Shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosted. Strain into the chilled glass and serve cold.

For an even sweeter cocktail, use Cran/Raspberry Juice.

1 comment:

  1. I love dirty martini's! Cosmos are pretty delicious as well. I should try to make some now. :)