Delicate, balanced and incredibly moreish. Alongside the French 75 and the all time classic Kir Royale, this is one of the best Champagne cocktails around.
Bubbles line the glass of a Royal Cosmopolitan cocktail.
Fill a Flute glass with ice and water to chill it while mixing the cocktail.
Add lots of ice to the mixing tin.
Shake the drink well until condensation forms on the outside of the mixing tin.
Discard the ice and water in the glass.
Strain the contents of the mixing tin into the glass.
Taste the cocktail and if necessary adjust the balance with a touch of extra sugar or citrus juice.
Garnish the cocktail with an orange zest twist.