Do you all know what day it is? Valentine’s Day. That day of the year where getting into a good restaurant without a reservation is next to impossible. But that’s alright, because the babysitters are booked months in advance anyway, if they’re available to watch the munchkins at all.
But seriously, even before we had kids, my husband and I rarely went out on Valentine’s Day. We typically preferred to celebrate at home – in our comfy clothes, eating a fancier-than-usual homemade meal (Cornish game hens and my hubby’s favorite crab cakes are among previous dinners) and sharing a good bottle of wine.
This year is a bit unusual for us. My parents are in town, so we’re taking advantage of the free(!) babysitters and are going out for dinner. When Taylor Strategy asked if I would be interested in creating a cocktail using Smirnoff Ice®, I jumped at the chance to create a new take on my favorite cocktail – the cosmo. Instead of pre-dinner drinks at the restaurant tonight, my hubby and I will enjoy the Smirnoff Ice Cosmos I created – a light cocktail featuring Smirnoff Ice® Original.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Smirnoff Ice® Cosmos
By Books n’ Cooks
Yields 1 drink.
- scant 1/2 c. ice
- 4 oz. cranberry juice, chilled
- 4 oz. Smirnoff Ice®, chilled
- splash of fresh lime juice
- frozen cranberries (optional, a compliment to the ice to keep the drink cold without diluting it)
- a thin slice of lime for garnish
Fill a mason jar – or the glass of your choice – with ice. Add cranberry juice, Smirnoff Ice, and splash of lime juice. Stir. Top with frozen cranberries and garnish with a slice of lime.
Disclaimer: This recipe was created on behalf of Smirnoff Ice but the opinions and recipe are my own.