The classic Cosmopolitan continues to be one of the most popular ordered cocktails dated back to the days of "Sex in the City" episodes and movies. It became infamous in New York City as you may have guessed. Who would have thought this chic and trendy cocktail would stand the test of time? Unfortunately, it has undergone some drastic changes over the years and is no longer as appealing as it once was. The "Blueberry Cosmo" is a reinvention of sorts, but still maintains the original proportions. I introduced this cocktail to the Buddha Buddha Martini Bar & Cocktail Lounge in dowtown Harrisburg in the Fall of 2012 aptly named the "Blu Buddha". It quickly became one of the bar's signature cocktails and was featured in many local magazines and newspapers, especially with its floating edible flower coming in various colors.
It involves Stoli Bluberry vodka, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, chilled white cranberry juice, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, edible pansy flower, and of course, blueberries. Many customers think the concoction should be blue-colored, but is actually light pink.
- 2 oz Stoli Bluberry vodka
- 1/2 oz St. Germain elderflower liqueur
- 1/2 oz fresh lemon sour
- 1/2 oz simple syrup (1:1 water to sugar by boiling water and add sugar, then let cool)
- 1/2 oz white cranberry juice
- garnish skewer of 3 large blueberries or edible pansy flower
- muddle 6-8 blueberries
- Muddle 6-8 blueberries, lemon juice, and simple syrup in the bottom of a mixing glass (pint glass) using a muddler.
- Add ice - pour the ingredients over ice in glass and cover with a cocktail shaker.
- Shake well.
- Strain the liquid and mashed blueberries into a cocktail glass. If you do not like the mash of blueberries, then fine strain liquid with a strainer or cheesecloth.
- Garnish with pansy edible flower or blueberries.