As the highly anticipated second season of “And Just Like That…” returns, Sex and the City fans around the nation are gearing up for viewing parties filled with laughter, drama, and, of course, Cosmopolitans. The Cosmopolitan has been synonymous with the iconic series, but with a new era upon us, it’s time to explore exciting variations of this classic cocktail. In this article, we’ll present a selection of unique Cosmopolitan twists to elevate your viewing party experience.
The New Flame: A Fiery Delight
At Gab’s New York, a classic Cosmopolitan gets an electrifying makeover with “The New Flame.” This enticing cocktail features Citron vodka, cranberry juice, Cointreau, and lime, all with an added twist. A flaming lemon garnish gives this drink a sizzling presentation, reflecting the hot energy of the current season of “And Just Like That…” Gabby Madden, the owner, introduced this fiery concoction as a tribute to the beloved series and actress Sarah Jessica Parker.
Here Comes The Hot Steppa: A Southwest Twist
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Arizona presents “Here Comes The Hot Steppa,” a delightful variation of the classic Cosmopolitan. Combining Titos Vodka, raspberry, prickly pear, mango, and lime habanero, this cocktail brings an exciting blend of flavors to the table. It’s a nod to the traditional Cosmo with a spicy Southwestern twist, reminiscent of Carrie Bradshaw’s adventurous spirit.
Mrs. Jones: Pizzazz and Glamour
Adding some pizzazz to the classic Cosmopolitan, The Richardson in New York City presents the exquisite “Mrs. Jones.” This elevated cocktail features the flavors of kumquat, hibiscus, curaçao, and orange bitters. With its vibrant taste, the Mrs. Jones offers a sophisticated and mature experience, embodying the essence of the iconic Samantha Jones.
Sex and the City: A Blend of Favorites
Inspired by a group of enthusiastic Sex and the City fans, Pando Park and Pando 39 created “Sex and the City,” blending elements of the signature Cosmopolitan and their popular cocktail, the A.C.K. This delightful fusion includes Vodka, St. Germain, Cointreau, sparkling wine, cranberry, and lime juice. Adorned with a strawberry rose and lime twist, this drink is a tribute to the beloved show’s legacy.
Sex-Sea Cosmo: A Vibrant South Florida Blend
Located at YOT Bar & Kitchen in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the “Sex-Sea Cosmo” offers a vibrant take on the classic cocktail. This refreshing concoction combines Tito’s Handmade Vodka, butterfly pea flower, orange liqueur, and lemon juice, topped with an edible orchid. A tangy and sweet taste evokes the vibrant atmosphere of New York City with a delightful South Florida twist.
Orange Blossom Cosmopolitan: A Blooming Rendition
At The Vine in New York City, Beverage Director Jason Hedges introduces the “Orange Blossom Cosmopolitan,” a delightful riff on the Cosmo. This modern classic features a harmonious blend of orange blossom and cranberry, offering a unique and nuanced flavor profile. A tribute to the feminist icon of the show, this cocktail embodies Carrie Bradshaw’s adventurous spirit.
The Flâneur: A Leisurely Journey
Coterie in Charleston presents “The Flâneur,” a cocktail that takes inspiration from its namesake – an idle stroller about town. This cosmopolitan variation introduces floral notes from elderflower liqueur, replacing cranberry tartness with grapefruit juice and a touch of blackberry liqueur. The result is a cocktail that is nuanced, complex, and reminiscent of Carrie Bradshaw’s stylish and sophisticated lifestyle.
Swinging Sultan: A Regal Twist
At Halifax in Hoboken, New Jersey, The Swinging Sultan reigns as their unique take on the classic Cosmopolitan. Combining Ketel One Botanical Peach & Orange Blossom vodka, Sambuca, fresh pomegranate, and lime juices, this cocktail offers a savory and herbaceous twist. With a sprig of rosemary as garnish, this regal drink exudes charisma and is a perfect complement to your viewing party.
As you prepare to indulge in the second season of “And Just Like That…,” elevate your viewing party experience with these creative and flavorful Cosmopolitan variations. From fiery twists to herbal delights, each cocktail captures the essence of the beloved show’s characters and offers a delightful journey for your taste buds. So, gather your friends, raise a glass, and enjoy your favorite episodes with a Swinging Sultan in hand!