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.