Blogged While Booking Plane Tickets

As I have stated in my “About” page, I love Cosmopolitans.  I may have got the idea to order them from watching every episode of Sex and the City three times but that’s besides the point. They are delicious! The perfect mix of citrus vodka combined with a splash of sweet cranberry juice, topped off with a few drops of triple sec and garnished with a twisted lemon peel. So very refreshing and the perfect drink to go with a nice dinner out. That is when they are made correctly.  I don’t know how many times I have ordered a Cosmo and that perfect mixture is completely wrong and I end up with a sour look on my face.  My boyfriend is a bartender and maybe I’m biased but he makes THE BEST Cosmos.  This may be because he actually measures out the ingredients! A good bartender should always measure specialty drinks especially since the customer ordering them is expecting it to taste about the same at every bar/restaurant they go to.  Of course, I’m not one to waste alcohol so I still drink the $10.00 Cosmo and walk away tipsy making a mental note that I will most likely forget.

Have you ever had a bar botch your favorite drink?

Wine, what could go wrong with a glass of crisp, chilled white wine or a glass of hearty, dry red wine with a hint of hickory that sits on the back of your tongue. Nothing. Wine is one of those non-fussy drinks that goes with just about any food pairing.  I would consider myself a wino.  I go to the grocery store and buy a different bottle every time.

Wine Recommendations:

White: Coopers Hawk Pinot Gris – $16.99: to go bottle or $24.99: restaurant bottle

Red: Gascon Malbec – 2013: $12.99. 2011: $21.99

If you have sampled these wines, comment and tell me what you thought! Or let me know what some of your favorites are!

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