What’s the difference between Crantini and Cosmopolitan?
Today we are going to talk about two cocktails that are not so different from each other. One is the Cranberry Martini aka Crantini and the other is the slightly more complex Cosmopolitan aka Cosmo.
It’s hard to say that a simplified drink can ever resemble its more complex version. A slight adjustment in ingredient and proportion is enough to throw the flavor off of any cocktail, therefore, it’s fair to say that any drink with a different recipe should have a different name. A Crantini can certainly exist off of a branch of the Cosmopolitan and represent itself as a distant cousin, but it cannot replace a Cosmo in the sense of flavour — appearance maybe, but not flavour.
A Crantini does have that Martini tone to it. It is bolder, boozier. Whereas, the Cosmopolitan — in my experience — is a sweeter beverage, more suited for a lunch date, as opposed to being the after dinner drink for a Thanksgiving or a Christmas dinner that a Crantini is more suited for. One of these drinks may be considered a simplified version, but it is by no means the substitute when you don’t have the ingredients. Yes, you can make due, but the structure of the drink will be completely altered.
Give it a try at home: make yourself a Crantini and then make yourself a Cosmopolitan and see which one you like more. Let me know what you think in the comments!
Ingredients for Cosmopolitan
1.5 oz vodka
0.25 oz lime juice
0.25 oz triple sec
0.25 oz cranberry juice
Ingredients for Crantini
3.5 oz vodka
0.5 oz cranberry juice
No matter which you choose, drink proudly knowing that vodkaforbreakfast has your back!