top:2px;padding-right:5px;font-family:times;”>This week’s “Treasures on Tuesday” is a seriously sexy vintage Val de Lambert Crystal Martini Shaker. Made by the exclusive European crystal house that I like to call “the Belgian Baccarat”, this treasure is ideal for a “Girls Night In”, perfect for shaking up some Sex in The City inspired Cosmopolitans!
While the traditional Cosmo is made with Triple Sec, I prefer to make it comme les français with Cointreau:
1 1/2 oz vodka
1 oz Cointreau
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1/4 oz cranberry juice
Lime peel for garnish
- Shake, don’t stir, all the ingredients with ice in a crystal martini shaker.
- Strain into a chilled martini glass – for fun you can rim the glass with sugar. A trick I learned from my friend, the author of She’s Shopping Now blog, is that you can make your sugar harden like pink candy on the glass rim by first dipping the glass into Crème de Cassis before dipping into sugar.
- Last, but not least, garnish with lime.
- Serve with a smile!
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