With my upcoming soiree on my mind I’ve been thinking about my favorite cocktails. Years ago I discovered a drink called the Metropolitan in Laguna Beach that was my all time fave. Of course the restaurant changed hands (as restaurants often do) and the new owner took my drink off their menu and over time the new bartenders did not know how to create this magical concoction. So I eventually came up with my own version at home. I don’t think this is exactly the same but nonetheless, I have created a pretty close version I am happy with. I suppose I should come up with my own name for this!
Muddle 1 strawberry and pour in chilled martini glass. Pour 1 oz Kettle vodka, 1 oz Cointreau OR Chambord, 1-2 oz Cranberry juice over ice in shaker and shake vigorously for 10 sec. Strain and pour over muddled strawberry. Add a champagne float – my favorite part!