A Recipe for Cosmos is about making something beautiful out of the stuff around us.
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This addictively delicious recipe for cosmos was given to me by a friend many years ago. I have no idea where she found it, but it has become one of my go-to drinks when I want something special.
What are cosmos?
Cosmos are a genus of annual and perennial flowering plants in the sunflower family. The genus name comes from the Greek word for “ornament,” and these eye-catching blooms certainly live up to their name. Cosmos flowers are daisy-like in appearance, with a wide variety of colors including white, red, pink, purple, and yellow. These flowers are very easy to grow, making them a popular choice for both home gardens and public parks.
The history of cosmos
Few cocktails have as much name recognition as the cosmopolitan. This sassy pink drink, also known as a “cosmo,” has been popular since the 1980s, when it was first mentioned in print. Its popularity exploded in the 1990s thanks to the hit TV show “Sex and the City,” in which the main characters often ordered cosmopolitans at their favorite bar.
While its origins are disputed, most experts agree that the cosmopolitan was created in the 1970s in New York City. There are many different stories about who invented it and where, but one thing is for sure: the cosmopolitan is here to stay.
This girly cocktail is made with vodka, citrus juice, cranberry juice and a float of triple sec or another liqueur. It is typically served in a martini glass, which gives it an air of sophistication. The cosmopolitan is a classic example of a “girl drink,” but don’t let that stop you from enjoying one – it’s delicious no matter who you are!
What you need to make cosmos
To make a basic cosmopolitan, you only need a few key ingredients: cranberry juice, vodka, Cointreau (or another triple sec), and fresh lime juice. Many variations also include a splash of club soda or lime seltzer for effervescence, but this is entirely up to you. You can also garnish cosmopolitans with a lime wedge or twist, or get creative with other fresh fruits like orange slices or cranberries.
How to make cosmos
In a shaker filled with cracked ice, combine:
1 1/2 oz. vodka
3/4 oz. triple sec
3/4 oz. cranberry juice
Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
The benefits of cosmos
The health benefits of cosmos
The cosmos is a pretty and popular flower, often used in floral arrangements. But did you know that the cosmos flower has some potential health benefits?
Some studies have shown that the cosmos Flower may have anticancer activity. The flower heads of the plant contain compounds called coumarins, which are thought to have chemopreventive properties. Coumarins are known to have anticoagulant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties.
In one study, an extract from the cosmos Flower was found to inhibit the growth of human leukemia cells. The extract was also found to improve immune function in mice.
Another study found that an extract from the cosmos Flower inhibited the growth of ovarian cancer cells. The study showed that the extract caused cell death in ovarian cancer cells by inducing apoptosis (cell death).
While more research is needed to confirm these findings, the potential health benefits of the cosmos Flower are certainly worth considering!
The beauty benefits of cosmos
As pretty as they are, cosmos flowers (Cosmos bipinnatus) offer more than just looks. These annuals provide a number of benefits, both to you and your garden. Reportedly, eating cosmos flowers can improve vision and help with digestive problems. And planting cosmos can also help keep some common pests out of your yard.
After reading this recipe, you should have a good understanding of what goes into making a Cosmos. You should also have an understanding of the different ways you can make a Cosmos. This recipe is a great starting point, but feel free to experiment with different ingredients to find what you like best. Thanks for reading!
Why you should start making cosmos
Cosmos are popular for a reason: they’re delicious, easy to make, and pretty much guaranteed to get you drunk. If you’re looking for a tasty way to get buzzed, you can’t go wrong with a cosmo.
Here’s why you should start making cosmos:
1. They’re easy to make. All you need is vodka, cranberry juice, triple sec, and lime juice. Just mix them all together and enjoy!
2. They taste great. The sweet-tart flavor of cranberry juice is perfectly balanced by the citrusy lime juice and the sweet triple sec. And of course, vodka makes everything better.
3. They’ll get you drunk fast. Cosmos are strong drinks, so beware if you’re not used to hard alcohol. But if you’re looking to get buzzed quickly, a cosmo is a great choice.
So there you have it! If you’re looking for an easy, delicious way to get drunk, start making cosmos!