Still, before you go, you should brush your teeth.
Peggie Conley makes a very nice orange Cosmopolitan, served in a martini glass: Stoli Ohranj vodka, cranberry juice, a touch of Cointreau, a splash of Rose's lime and an orange twist, the oil of which leaves a slick on the pale-crimson surface. The first taste will be wasted, of course, as the flavors battle with the toothpaste mint in the mouth. The Cosmo will prevail, though, and as the second sip washes through your mouth, nothing overwhelms. Citrusy, yes, and cut with cranberry, which tempers the flavor with a touch of twang. The Rose's adds more depth, and the orange twist makes for a delicate visual contrast. Savor it. Your buds are now fully attuned to what is ultimately a subtle, soothing drink, and a perfect teaser for dinner -- "contemporary American and continental cuisine" -- here.
Be forewarned: Owing to its status as one of the city's swankest establishments, the Sidney Street Cafe gets crazy on weekends. The limousine jams alone are pretty harrowing. But the restaurant is calmer on a Wednesday or Thursday, and you'll be treated with all the affection you so obviously deserve. So pay attention to the orange Cosmopolitan in kind; it's a winner, and we recommend getting gussied up to drink one.
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