Thank Gawd its Friday — Before the Oscar Party. Here’s Cosmos for all

By on February 24, 2012

The Artist Cosmo

The Sugar Free Cosmo

In case you were wondering how that gorgeous French actress, Bérénice Bejo, In The Artist, stayed so gorgeous,  I’d say she did like all those other French Women who don’t get fat, and had her Cosmo sans sugar.

For my own Oscar Party,  I intend to make pitchers of this stuff and keep it flowing.

For each serving:

1 jigger Citron vodka

2 teaspoons unsweetened cranberry juice

1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice + grated zest of 1/2 lime

2 drops orange extract

2 teaspoons sugar equivalent (try Organic Zero)


Put the ingredients in a cocktail shaker full of ice. Shake well. Taste for sweetness if using unsweetened cranberry juice, which is highly variable. You may need to add sweetener. Add sweetener as needed and shake again. Strain into a Martini glass. Garnish with a small lime wedge or curl of lime peel.

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About Linda Eckhardt

Linda West Eckhardt, is an award winning journalist, food writer, and nutritionist. Her more than 20 cookbooks have garnered prizes including the James Beard prize for the best cookbook for a text she wrote with her daughter, Katherine West DeFoyd, entitled Entertaining 101, Doubleday. Their follow-up book, Stylish One Dish Dinners, Doubleday, was also nominated for a James Beard prize. Their next book, The High Protein Cookbook, Clarkson Potter, remains a best seller after 12 years. That book was designed to accompany low carb diet plans. Her ground-breaking book, Bread in Half The Time, Broadway Books, was named the Best Cookbook in America by the prestigious IACP, The Julia Child award. Her award winning radio work with Jennifer English, for a national show on the Food and Wine radio network, was nominated for a James Beard Prize for a show called, “I Know What You Ate Last Summer.”