The Cosmonaut is based on the Cosmopolitan, but the triple sec is replaced by the simple joy of raspberry jam. It is essential to fine-strain this cocktail through a sieve to get the seeds out.
The Cosmonaut was invented by Sasha Petraske, founder of Milk & Honey NY. Unfortunately, the bar closed in 2014, and the owners started looking for a new site near the Flatiron Building. The search continues. The London bar is still open at 61 Poland Street, Soho, London W1F 7NU.
Petraske sadly died too soon at the age of 42.
- 3 tsp raspberry jam
- 60ml dry gin
- 25ml lemon juice
Stir all the ingredients in a shaker to dissolve the jam. Shake with ice and fine-strain into a chilled Martini glass.
Garnish with fresh raspberries.