Lockdown Cocktails 10: Exploring the Cosmopolitan with Simon (Online)

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20 years ago in 2001, Carrie said “I’d like a cheeseburger, please, large fries and a cosmopolitan” in SATC’s Season 4 Episode 9.  20 years later in this class we will teach you to make the iconic cosmopolitan cocktail (please BYO the cheeseburger and fries).

“I will not be judged by you or society” said Samantha but this quote is perhaps even more suited to the Cosmo.  Come learn the interesting tidbits of Comso history, taste the evolution of the cocktail and ask your cocktail questions!

What will we cover?

In this class we will try

  • Make a few different recipes for Cosmopolitans
  • Cocktail tools, tips and anecdotes
  • Ask all our cocktail questions

What will we need?


  • A variety of vodkas.  If you can only get one, get a citrus flavoured one.
    • Lemon flavoured vodka (eg. Absolut Citron, Grey Goose etc)
    • Plain vodka (try an Australian one!
    • Lime flavoured vodka
    • You can get some vodka miniatures 50ml in selected bottleshops
    • An orange liqueur, ideally Cointreau
    • Fresh limes
    • Cranberry juice
    • A fresh orange
    • A fresh lemon
    • Fresh clean ice

    Tools and equipment:

    • Something to shake with: eg. 3 piece shaker, Boston style glass + shaker tin, tightly sealed jar or wide-mouthed drink bottle.
    • Appropriate strainers for your shaker: hawthorne strainer (for any 2 piece shaker), fine strainer (recommended for all drinks)
    • Something to measure with: eg. A cocktail jigger, shot glass measure, cough medicine measure, measuring spoons.
    • A variety of glassware.  Drinks are optimally best presented in a stemmed coupe/martini glass approx 150-170ml or rocks glass 300-400ml.  But whatever you have will work!
    • Knife and chopping board.
    • Something to juice citrus with.
    • A tray or tea towel to catch spills.


    • Closed Captions
    • Early Bird Cheap Tix
    • Free Tix for First Nation Attendees
    • Auslan Interpreter Upon Request

    Who will be teaching?

    Simon began adult life disliking alcohol in all forms after repeated unsuccessful attempts to be friends with beer, rum/coke and tequila sunrises.  But a chance encounter with a vodka, lime and soda was his gateway drink into a classic daiquiri at the famed cocktail bar Der Raum.  Since then Simon become an avid barfly visiting cocktail bars around the world in Europe, America, Asia, NZ and Australia as well as being good friends with gin, rum, whiskey and wheat beers.  More recently Simon has been creating at-home cocktail experiences and teaching friends to make tasty drinks all around the world whether it’s a Melbourne balcony, a villa in Tuscany, an apartment in Paris or on a sailing boat in San Francisco Bay.

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