Guava Cosmo

  • 2.5 oz Vodka
  • .25 oz Orange Liqueur (Harlequin)
  • 1 oz Fresh Lemon-Lime Juice*
  • 1 oz Simple Syrup
  • 2 Tbsp Guava Puree**
  • Splash of Cranberry Juice

Garnish:  Lime Wedge

Glass: Cocktail

Tools: Mixing Glass, Cocktail Shaker, Hawthorne Strainer

Preparation:  Combine the ingredients in a mixing glass.  Shake in an ice-filled cocktail shaker for 10 seconds.  Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with a lime wedge.

This is a recipe from the book Hip Sips: Modern Cocktails to Raise Your Spirits by Lucy Brennan of Mint and 820 in Portland.  The book describes the drink as follows:

One part Sex In The City and one part Fantasy Island, this caribbean cosmopolitan will have you slipping on your Manolos and crying “The Plane, The Plane” at the same time.

*  Combine the juice of 10 Lemons, 10 limes and and shake to thoroughly mix.

** 2 Guavas, peeled and pitted, 2 tablespoons baker’s sugar (plus more if needed), 1 tablespoon of water, 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice (plus more if needed).  Combine the ingredients in a blender and pulse until completely chopped.  Puree until smooth.