There’s just something about fall that I love, it’s basic and I don’t care. Growing up in Canada, fall is all cool days, changing leaves, and for most of my life, the beginning of a new school year. My university days were the best! Sleeping through lectures, living off of apples I stole from the cafeteria, drunken shopping cart races in the tunnels… Go Ravens! I hadn’t realized how much I was living through my children until I found out that they wouldn’t be going to school this year. Anyway, that is my incomprehensible explanation for why I decided to jump on the shoulder pad trend with a Harvard shirt from Zara. I’m still not sure how I feel about it… The jeans are from Everlane, and they are the best.
I was trying to figure out what cocktail I should pair with this look, and the Cosmo just seemed like the perfect choice. Don’t be alarmed though, this is not the disgusting vodka, cranberry and orange juice swill that we were foolishly ordering in the mid-2000’s, while trying to seem grown-up by channelling Sex and the City. Turns out a correctly made Cosmopolitan is a pretty tasty cocktail and doesn’t all involve orange juice…
2 oz. Hangar 1 Mandarin Blossom Vodka
1 oz. Cointreau
1/2 oz. lime juice
Splash of cranberry
Lime slice for garnish
Combine in a shaker until cold, strain into a chilled martini glass.