Cosmopolitan vs Manhattan

Cosmopolitan vs Manhattan

And just like that… Sex and the City is back! Premiering this week, December 9th on HBO Max, the late 90’s guilty pleasure show is giving us a little more. 

Are you watching? Are you maybe hosting a viewing party?? 

If so…are you really going to neglect the opportunity of doing it with a cocktail in hand?? 

The sort of obvious iconic serve for a Sex and the City viewing party is the Cosmopolitan, but if you’d like to try something different our suggestion would be a Manhattan! Named after the famous New York City borough where it all unfolds and perfectly fitting for this new chapter of the show we’ve all been waiting for.

By batching the Manhattan, you won’t need to interrupt your viewing to make drinks, easily keep the glasses filled and the eye on the prize! Of course, we have a recipe for you! Prepare in advance, bottle it and keep it in the freezer or use an ice bath. When ready, serve directly into a chilled cocktail glass, add bitters to taste, garnish and you’re done!  

Once you know how many people you will be hosting or how many serves you need to prepare, use the Candra Calculator to generate your shopping list and use the step by step instructions to batch your perfect Manhattan. We have a detailed video you can follow too!

If you are making Cosmopolitans, make sure you use great ingredients and most importantly keep in mind, it’s not a Vodka Cranberry! Go light on the cranberry measure to keep your Cosmo deliciously dry and crisp. Also, shake like you mean it… Shaking not only chills and combines ingredients it also adds the all important dilution that makes your drink balanced. 

“They say nothing lasts forever; dreams change, trends come and go, but friendships never go out of style.” – Carrie Bradshaw

Manhattan cocktail
Manhattan cocktail

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