Tuesday, July 3, 2012

1 Cosmo, 2 Cosmo, 3 Cosmo... Floor! 9x12 inch Acrylic painting

This painting will be at the Art Stable Gallery next week!

In Maine last week, I made Cosmos for my painter friends!  I'd done a LOT of research into how to make the BEST, and I've decided to share with all of you -kind of like I'm making one for you, OK?  Here goes:
  • Chill the glass, the vodka and the shaker in the freezer
  • crack about 3-4 ice cubes (don't have a fridge that does this?  me either - I use a rolling pin and a zip lock bag!)
  • 1 jigger of Cointreau (no substitutions)
  • 1 jigger of chilled cranberry juice cocktail
  • 2 jiggers of Absolute (Citron is ok, but plain is just fine)
  • 1/2 a lime, plus a slice
Crack the ice, get the shaker out of the freezer, and put ice in.  Add the Cointreau, juice, and vodka - shake vigorously 10 times.

NOW get the glass out of the fridge.  Squeeze the 1/2 lime into the glass, and strain the mix into the glass - toss in a sliver of lime - and enjoy immediately!  Cold is the key.  One drink at a time - leave the glasses in the freezer till it's 'their' time!  ENJOY!



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13 comments:

  1. Un verre ça va... deux verres bonjour les dégâts ! Alors trois verres!... tout simplement qu'ils sont magnifiques!

    Gros bisous.

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  2. Looks yummy, and sounds yummy!! Great colors, I love the pink and green!

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  3. Love the title and the color of the drink itself. I have to admit it sounds a bit on the strong side for me. Not much of a vodka person. But it sure is pretty!

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  4. Fantastic painting and thanks for sharing the great recipe. I'd like one right now, please.

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  5. Three sound lethal! This is really nice, Kelley. I especially like the pink reflections down in the stems of the glasses.

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  6. :) Thanks, everyone! These were not for ONE person!!! We each had ONE! The title came from Tim Cavanaugh, I had put it on Facebook and asked for title help, and everyone loved his!

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  7. I love this painting Kelley..and all that it represents..friendship, fun, painters aligned, beautiful Maine, the good life, excellence in all

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  8. Great title!! I love Cosmos drinks and yours look and sound just yummy!!!

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  9. Boy did you wet my whistle with this one! That recipe sounds so perfect it's 10:00 am and I want one and that is not me! Fun painting, fun title from a fun gal! Happy Fourth to you and your family.

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  10. Love the painting; love the name!

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  11. O.K. ...can't wait to try your recipe! If it turns out half as good as this little painting I will be smilin!

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  12. Yum, Yum! And no 3.8 there! Tee hee...Great drink and fantastic painting.

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