Shake up the classic cosmopolitan martini by using orange-infused smoked simple syrup to make a smoked cosmopolitan.
Cosmopolitan martinis are traditionally made with vodka, cranberry juice, lime juice and triple sec (an orange liqueur). But this is a smoked cosmopolitan, so instead of the triple sec, it calls for orange-infused smoked simple syrup.
You get the same citrus kiss with an umami aroma that tickles your senses as you take a sip.
Here’s a link to the smoked simple syrup recipe. This drink uses orange rind as a flavor infuser. Have fun experimenting with many other combos to create fun martinis like a lemon drop martini using a lemon rind smoked simple syrup or an espresso martini using coffee bean-infused smoked simple syrup.
Smoked Cosmopolitan Martini
Shake up the classic cosmopolitan martini by using orange infused smoked simple syrup.
- 2 tbsp smoked orange simple syrup
- 1/4 cup vodka
- 2 tbsp cranberry juice
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- orange zest
Make a batch of smoked simple syrup and steep in a mason jar with orange rind.
Combine all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake for 15-20 seconds. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with orange zest.