The Dish: The Perfect Cosmo Combo
Ordering a famously pink “Cosmo” on a night out is always a fun choice, especially if it is a 1934 Cosmopolitan. This original recipe was created in 1934 and imbibers may be surprised to see gin (not vodka) and raspberry (not cranberry) listed as main ingredients. At the end of Prohibition in 1933, gin reigned supreme amongst spirits. Vodka didn’t become trendy until the 80s and 90s, and similarly cranberry juice didn’t rise to popularity until the early 70s. OAK Long Bar + Kitchen’s 1934 Cosmopolitan features Botanist Gin, Cointreau, lemon and raspberry. The raspberry syrup gives the cocktail a gentle sweetness and fruitiness without overpowering the taste. Bottoms up to this classy, pretty drink steeped in history.
A Ceviche & Cosmo pairing? Yes please. The acidity of a traditional seafood ceviche nicely complements this fruit-forward cocktail. The restaurant’s Rock Shrimp Ceviche features cucumber, tomato, peppers, lime, and tajin, with crispy plantains for scooping. Available on the All Day menu (lunch and dinner) plus weekend brunch.
OAK Long Bar + Kitchen
138 St. James Ave, Boston, MA 02116