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Drink DuJour: Countrypolitan

Nashville’s answer to the Cosmo

As its name suggests, the easy-to-drink Cosmopolitan cocktail (vodka, Cointreau, lime juice, cranberry juice) is widely seen as a concoction best enjoyed in urban metropolises like New York City. But one bar in Nashville, TN has created a version more suited to country life.

“With the recent $15.5 million transformation of Union Station Hotel in October 2016, along with the transition Nashville has undergone to an ‘It City’ in the national spotlight, a new play on a classic cocktail felt like a natural fit,” says Pandora Elferdink, bartender at Carter’s in Union Station. “Taking something that everyone knows and that so many enjoy and putting a modern and local spin on it was a fun opportunity.”

Get the recipe for the bourbon-based version below.

COUNTRYPOLITAN

1.5 oz. Belle Meade Bourbon
.5 oz. Fresh lime juice
.5 oz. Demerara syrup
.5 oz. Grand Marnier
Lime garnish  

Instructions:
Add first four ingredients to shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a well-chilled rocks glass. Express and garnish with lime.

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