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cosmopolitan wine

Our Cosmopolitan Wine is based on the Cosmopolitan Cocktail. A cosmopolitan, or, informally, a cosmo, is a cocktail made with vodka, Cointreau, cranberry juice, and freshly squeezed or sweetened lime juice. It has Cointreau, so you know Derica loves it. She wanted to see if we could make a wine from the idea. So… we tried. *No Cointreau was used in the making of this wine. This recipe gave us a bit of a fit when it came to pH. Make sure to watch the video to see how we overcame that issue.

Cosmopolitan Wine


64 oz (1.89 liters) Cranberry Juice Lakewood Pure: https://amzn.to/3OLUxv4

1 Lime’s Zest 2 Mandarin Orange’s Peels

5 grams Fermaid O: https://amzn.to/3shxqRJ

Sugar to OG 1.120 (we stopped at 1.118)

64 Fluid Oz (1.89 liters) Water

Lalvin QA23 Yeast: https://amzn.to/47ynG5H

Added Potassium Bicarbonate, roughly 7/8 of a teaspoon: https://amzn.to/3QMx8fx

1 teaspoon Pectic Enzyme: https://amzn.to/47Bslnf

Tools We Use

Little Big Mouth Bubbler: https://www.northernbrewer.com/products/little-big-mouth-bubbler

Star San: https://amzn.to/3YFZ3zK

Zester: https://amzn.to/3YFZIBs

Stirring Paddle: https://amzn.to/3OCkDRc

Hydrometer Kit: https://amzn.to/45xWSRd

Baster: https://amzn.to/45BfIa8

pH Meter: https://amzn.to/3YLw0eb

Belgian Tasting Glasses: https://amzn.to/3P14zK6

Auto Siphon: https://amzn.to/44cL8Cp

1 Gallon Carboy with Airlock: https://amzn.to/44c5iww

Glencairn Glasses: https://amzn.to/3OJJlir

Crown Berkey Gravity-Fed Stainless Steel Countertop Water Filter System 6 Gallon: https://amzn.to/3YJo6BX

Fun T-shirts: https://city-steading.com/product-category/t-shirts/