by admin July 12th, 2014 0 comments

A stylish pink concoction in a martini glass, was the signature cocktail in the 1990s for Carrie Bradshaw and her "Sex and the City" friends.

But before that, it was favoured by Madonna and other celebrities from South Beach to New York to San Francisco. In the 1960s, it was a recipe on Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice bottles, then called the Harpoon.

Even further back, a drink that had the same name but very different round-the-world ingredients, thus the name, made the rounds in 1927.

Many sources credit today's Cosmo popularity to the mid-1980s and Cheryl Cook, a bartender in Miami who was called The Martini Queen of South Beach. Cook wanted to give the martini a twist that would make it visually appealing and more popular with women; she used Absolut Citron, a new product; Rose's Lime, a little triple sec and cranberry juice to give it the characteristic pink hue.

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