THE PINK DRINK THAT STARTED A CRAFT COCKTAIL REVOLUTION!
“Pink is our favorite color!" In other words, we are excited to introduce you to the Leisuremann’s Cosmopolitan mix.
When most people think of a Cosmopolitan, for lack of better descriptive terms, they think electric pink, super sweet, and not worth my time.
Though an accurate description for certain cosmos at certain bars, the Cosmopolitan as a true craft cocktail is far from those very terms.
The humble origins of the Cosmopolitan date back to the mid-1930s where citrus juice, fruit syrup, and gin were mixed to create a variation on the Kamikaze.
Throughout the decades the cosmopolitan grew in popularity. Gin was subtracted and substituted for vodka, ushering in a new cocktail renaissance know as the Craft Cocktail Movement.
This movement would kick into overdrive with the airing of a little-known show named Sex and the City where Carrie, the main character, commonly ordered Cosmos when going out with her girlfriends.
Since the shows airing, the Cosmopolitan along with the craft cocktail movement has boomed paving the way for cocktail drinkers worldwide.
Now for REAL TALK - Don’t get us wrong there are bad Cosmos out there.
Frankly, there are some pretty shits ones that bars try and pass off as remotely decent.
See… the thing about the Cosmopolitan is its complex simplicity.
The drink by its nature utilizes ingredients that alone have strong flavors but when mixed correctly come together in such a copacetic harmony that you can’t help but drink two or three in a sitting.
Echoing this harmony, this mix above all others was truly the hardest to engineer and get right. The subtle balance between the cranberry, lime, citrus, and sweetness almost seems kung fu master zen-like at times. But we managed to pull it off.
A Leisuremann’s Cosmopolitan echoes simplicity and describes a balance of vodka, to cranberry, to citrus, and sugar. Not one ingredient shines above the rest and not one ingredient is left out. When tasting you will first be greeted with citrus, then sugar sweetness, and rounding out the drink is an earthy tart cranberry note.
Truly Sex and the City approved!
EVERY JAR PURCHASED GIVES BACK.
“You must give back to move forward” Oprah Winfrey
Giving back is something we’ve been wanting to do for a while now but just couldn’t figure out how to do it.
When we stumbled on the Cosmo it felt completely right.
So for each jar purchased, we will donate a percentage at the end of the year to a charity that helps women in need. It’s a small step for us to help make the world a better place for those around us.
If you have any charity suggestions please reach out - firstname.lastname@example.org - we would love to hear from you.
Overall, The Cosmopolitan means the world to us and as our 6th and final flavor for 2018 we wanted to go big or go home.
Now the real question - Fellas…how many of you want a cosmo?!
Cheers // Cliff