The Recipe for Our Most Popular Cocktail: Xavier’s White Cosmo

Inspired by the eponymous cocktail from bartender Xavier Herit at Daniel in New York City. Carlton McCoy, Wine Director and Master Sommelier at The Little Nell, adapted this popular cocktail from the Manhattan establishment, to serve year-round in Aspen. According to McCoy, “It offers the perfect balance of sweetness, alcohol and acidity, capped by floral aromas from the wildflowers in The Little Nell’s summer gardens.”

Recipe (makes 1 serving):

Ingredients:
2 oz Grey Goose Vodka
1 oz. St. Germain
.25 oz white cranberry juice
.25 oz lime juice
Served with an ice sphere with pressed flower petals
*At The Little Nell, we use petals from our summer gardens – in season, they are freshly picked. We save and store them for year-round use so they are mementos of our vibrant summer gardens.

Instructions:
Place the ice sphere in a martini glass, mix all ingredients, shake and strain over the martini glass.

Join us for your custom cosmo year-round at element 47 at the bar or in the dining room. Or fireside in fall and winter and on the patio in spring and summer.