I developed this recipe years ago, like over 15 years ago now. Some days there’s more vodka, some days there’s more lime. Generally, it’s the same.
But yes, it’s a BIG Cosmo.
However, “What’s with the Tang?”, you ask?
In the early 2000’s I had splurged and was spending the night at the Ritz Carlton in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, near where I was living.
At the bar I ordered a fancy orange creamsicle martini and eagerly watched the bartender as he made my drink. I sat in abject horror and fascination as he got out a jar of Tang and created a rim on my martini glass. Were my eyes deceiving me? Tang?!?!? I blurted out, “Excuse me, is that TANG?”. He confirmed it was, indeed.
At my first sip I knew I had doubted him for nothing. This drink was amazing but the rimmer of Tang was sheer brilliance.
On my next grocery trip I endeavored to find Tang in order to add it to my Cosmo recipe.
It’s been there ever since.