I’m not going to make every recipe from Cosmo’s Official Cocktail Book, I promise. Just this last one, the Sea Spray Kiss. Of the cocktails we tried from the book it’s a toss up for me which is my favorite, the Stout Float or the Sea Spray Kiss. Both have their merits and, really, shouldn’t be judged against each other. So…I won’t. They’re both super tasty in their own right and very, very different.
Sea Spray Kiss (Cosmo's Official Cocktail Book)
1 oz Pear Vodka 8 Raspberries 1/2 oz Chambord 1/2 oz Simple Syrup 3 oz Prosecco
1) Muddle the raspberries, simple syrup and Chambord 2) Add vodka and ice and shake well 3) Strain into a glass and top with prosecco
I know I whine each time I make a pink cocktail about how I feel unmanly or whatever, but you know what? Pink cocktails are damn tasty! There, I said it. I love the combo of the fresh raspberries and Chambord in this cocktail. You get the brightness of fresh berries with the sweet, richness of the Chambord. Well played. The prosecco adds lightness to what would otherwise be a too-sweet drink and the pear vodka is present, but not overpowering.
This drink is light and fruity (let’s not forget pink) and would be great for a bachelorette party or bridal shower. On that note, batch this cocktail ahead of time if you’re going to make a bunch. It’s super easy. Scale up the vodka, raspberries (might puree those if you’re really making a ton), Chambord and simple syrup. Add 1/2 oz of water per cocktail (to account for the loss of ice melt while shaking) and refrigerate. When you’re ready to serve simply pour a glass and top with prosecco.
Final note, this is a recipe that uses simple syrup. Which, if you”re new to cocktail making, might as well be in another language. Heck they even sell the stuff bottled, despite it being nothing more complex than sugar and water. Cool thing is, the book tells you right in the recipe how to make it. Really like that touch.