Neal Murray and his claim to the Cosmo, what story do you believe?
Neal Murray says he created the cosmopolitan in 1975 at the Cork & Cleaver steak house in Minneapolis. According to Murray, he added a splash of cranberry juice to a Kamikaze and the first taster declared, "How cosmopolitan." This event supposedly led to the naming of the new beverage.
1 1/2 Oz California Vodka
1/2 Oz Cointreau Liqueur
1 Oz Cranberry Juice
1/2 Oz Lime Juice
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker or a stirring glass and gently mix.
Fill your Piccalo smoker with wood chips and ignite. Fill a cocktail shaker or a stirring glass with smoke, cover and allow to sit for 1-3 minutes.
Remove cover and fill with ice. Shake or stir vigorously for about 30 seconds to incorporate smoke and chill the cocktail.
Strain the mix into a chilled cocktail glass.
Serve with orange peel and cherry for a good time.