This Cosmopolitan with Lime Sugar Rim post has been sponsored by the Drinkworks® Home Bar by Keurig®. All opinions are mine alone. Content for 21+. Please enjoy responsibly.
Looking for a fun way to garnish a classic cocktail? Pull out the sparkling sugar and make a Cosmopolitan with Lime Sugar Rim!
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Back when I worked in Atlanta (10 years ago already), I enjoyed my office. The work was fun. I had some great coworkers. But man, the coffee in that office was terrible. Like downright bad. So, for Christmas one year, Laura gave me a single-serve coffee maker. That changed everything! I kept a box of K-cups in my desk drawer, and I was able to brew up a nice dark-roast coffee each morning. In fact, I started a trend as two of my coworkers followed suit and got single-serve coffee makers for their offices, too.
Fast forward 10 years, and it’s time to revolutionize the drink world again! The Drinkworks® Home Bar by Keurig® is a first-of-its kind product that allows you to prepare cocktails, ciders and spritzers at the touch of a button. It is every bit as great of a gift idea as that single-serve coffee maker was 10 years ago. The Drinkworks Home Bar made its debut in St. Louis back in November 2018…and it sold out within hours! That’s how cool this machine is. One touch and you’ve got your choice of spritzers, cider or cocktail ready in a few seconds.
With the Drinkworks Home Bar, there’s no need to make sure you’ve got all of the liquors and mixers needed for various drinks. Instead, the Drinkmaker uses technology to add the perfect amount of water and carbonation to drinks. The Drinkmaker uses liquid-filled pods to create the perfect cocktail each and every time. These pods contain the necessary premium alcohol and mixers for each drink, so all you need to do is keep the Drinkmaker’s water tank full. Plus, each drink costs less than what you’d pay in a bar or club. That’s a win-win-win in my book!
For today’s post, I used Cosmopolitan pods from Drinkworks’ Classic Collection of cocktails. Other drinks in this collection include: Margarita, Daiquiri, Long Island Iced Tea, Mojito, Moscow Mule, Old Fashioned, and Whiskey Sour. And that’s only the Classic Collection! For a full list of pods (including cider, spritzers and beer!), check out the Drinkworks site – there are currently over 2 dozen types of drinks available.
Cosmopolitan with Lime Sugar Rim
Perhaps its the food blogger in me, but I’ve always been a sucker for a good sugared or salted cocktail rim. I often make lime salt for the rims of my Margaritas, so I decided to mix things up and go with a lime sugar for the rims of these Cosmopolitans. A sugared (or salted) rim literally takes a minute or two to make, and it’s a fun way to garnish a drink. (Of course, you can certainly just serve up your drink without the rim. It’ll still taste delicious!)
When making sugar rims for cocktails, I recommend using a coarse sugar. Traditional granulated sugar won’t stick to the rim as well – and it doesn’t look as cool, either. I used sparkling sugar (the same stuff I put on top of baked goods), but turbinado sugar would be a good choice as well. Similarly, if you’re making a salted rim for something like a Margarita, use coarse kosher or pretzel salt.
Aside from the ease of making drinks with the touch of a button, one of my favorite things about the Drinkworks Home Bar is the variety. No matter how many friends we invite over, everyone can have their favorite drink. Plus, the Drinkmaker uses a Quick Cool KOLD® Technology to make sure each cocktail is served up at the perfect temperature. There is no need to stop and make another round of drinks, and better than that there is nothing to clean up at the end of the evening!
The Drinkworks Home Bar would make an excellent gift for the foodie in your life – and, yes, that includes yourself! The Drinkworks Home Bar has a retail price of $399, but you can use this link to save an extra $100 off the already reduced price of $299. Plus, if you buy today, there’s free shipping. $100 off plus free shipping, too – that’s too good of a deal to pass up! Make sure to check the website to see if it’s available in your state. (This is a limited time offer, so don’t wait too long.) Just use the link above to purchase the Drinkworks Home Bar by Keurig. The discount will automatically appear in your cart.
As we head into the coldest part of the winter, I say invite some friends over and let everyone make their own cocktails – after all, it only takes the push of a button! Cheers!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Drinkworks Home Bar by Keurig.
Cosmopolitan with Lime Sugar Rim
- 2 Tbsp sparkling or sanding sugar
- 2 tsp lime zest
- lime wedges
- Using a small bowl, combine the sugar and lime zest. Transfer mixture onto a plate.
- Rub a lime wedge around the top edge of the glasses. Invert glasses and dip each into the sugar mixture, rotating back and forth several times until rims are evenly coated.
- Pour prepared cocktails into glasses.
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