So, The Cosmopolitan, a b-e-a-utiful blend of vodka, cranberry, triple sec and a touch of orange/lime/something with some zing. Its a drink favoured by many (such as myself - crazily obsessed) and made infamous by the likes of Carrie Bradshaw in SATC.
|Samatha, Carrie and Charlotte in SATC the series.|
For me the Cosmopolitan cannot be beat, (without trying to sound sexist) the Cosmopolitan is the woman's version of what the Martini is to the James-Bond-esque man... and here is a list of my top three in Southampton:
3rd place: Vodka Revolutions
A lovely cosmopolitan although a bit too strong for my taste
2nd place: Turtle Bay
Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! the bar men in here even light the orange rind!
1st place: Mango Bar
The cosmo in Mango is perfection! topped off with zesty bits of orange, its amazing
|The winner! - Cosmopolitan's from Mango|
A little tip - Mango (Above bar location, Southampton) offer 2 for 1 on cocktails!
(For more info on Mango hit the link above)
Cocktails on a budget:
Now I know cocktails are pricey, and the cosmopolitan is one of the more expensive, so if you're strapped for cash but want to enjoy a cosmo then Funkin Cosmopolitan Mixer is a great alternative, at the moment its £1 in ASDA stores, although prices may vary...mix with vodka and you're good to go!
I've personally tried and tested the cosmo Funkin Mix and it is actually very nice! (I don't think anything beats a cosmo from a bar in a proper martini glass) although this is a great alternative!
And finally, a couple of pictures of me celebrating the cosmopolitan... ;)
|Enjoying a cosmo with friends at Boujis nightclub in South Kensington.|