La Fonte

Italian Restaurant & Pub

7 Lincoln Way West, New Oxford, PA

(717) 624 3287


Business hours:


monday: closed
tue - thur 11 am to 12am
fri & sat: 11 am to 2am
sunday: 12pm to 10pm




Only with us are the

Princess of the Cosmo !

Eleonora a few years makes the best Cosmopolitan cocktails throughout Adams County and also those coming from outside the area can not give up on the second and third drink. Her Cosmo is so good that some have begun to call "Princess of the Cosmo".
 Eleonora is very good also prepare any other type of cocktail.

If you pass at "La Fonte" can not give up drinking at least one of these fabulous drinks!

The Cosmopolitan

A cosmopolitan is a cocktail made with vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and freshly squeezed lime juice or sweetened lime juice. Informally, it is referred to as a Cosmo!

According to the International Bartenders Association the original recipe is based on vodka citron, lemon-flavored vodka. The cosmopolitan is a relative of cranberry coolers like the Cape Codder.Though often presented far differently, the cosmopolitan also bears a likeness in composition to the kamikaze cocktail.
The origins of the cosmopolitan are somewhat disputed. It is likely that the drink was created independently by different bartenders since the 1970s. It is generally recognized that John Caine brought the drink to San Francisco around 1987 from Minnesota.The same year in Manhattan, the internationally recognized version of the cocktail was created by Toby Cecchini,based on a poorly described version of Cheryl Cook's creation.
The 1970s

One version of the creation of this popular drink credits the accomplishment to the gay community in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Neal Murray
An alternate account names the creator as Neal Murray of the Cork & Cleaver steakhouse in Minneapolis in 1975.

John Caine, owner of several popular bars in San Francisco and cosmopolitan expert, partially credits the upsurge in cocktails during the 1970s to the Cosmo being served at fern bars.
A commonly cited story concerning the origins of this drink links South Beach, Florida bartender
Cheryl Cook with the original creation. Some people think that Cook is a mythical character,but in an online interview, Cook related the story of how she created the drink in 1985 or 1986:

What overwhelmed me was the number of people who ordered Martinis just to be seen with a Martini glass in their hand. It was on this realization that gave me the idea to create a drink that everyone could palate and was visually stunning in that classic glass. This is what the Cosmo was based on.
Her original recipes called for "Absolut Citron, a splash of Triple Sec, a drop of Roses lime and just enough cranberry to make it oh so pretty in pink."

However, Absolut Citron was not introduced anywhere until 1988.

Pink Lemonade
Another important person involved in the creation of the drink was Melissa Huffsmith of Manhattan. While working at The Odeon in 1987/1988, Her friend Patrick Mullen had tasted a version of it in Miami and she developed a slightly different version using Absolut Citron, Cointreau and fresh-squeezed lime juice, and that the color should be "....just barely pink - the color of pink lemonade." Huffsmith's version has become an internationally standardized method for preparing the drink

The cosmopolitan gained popularity fairly quickly, traveling from Provincetown, through New York, Cleveland, and Cincinnati, and on to San Francisco  or possibly from Miami to San Francisco, and on to New York.

The cosmopolitan gained popularity in the 1990s. According to Brian Gougherty, the cosmo was further popularized among young women by its frequent mention on the television program Sex and the City, where Sarah Jessica Parker's character, Carrie Bradshaw, commonly ordered the drink when out with her girlfriends. The film adaptation made a reference to its popularity when Miranda asks why they stopped drinking them, Carrie replies 'because everyone else started.'

It is not only in television that the cosmo has influenced popular culture. Demeter Fragrance Library has created a cologne intended to smell like the cosmopolitan cocktail.


Preparation and serving
The cosmopolitan is usually served in a large cocktail glass, also called a martini glass. For this reason, the drink is sometimes mistakenly categorized as a type of martini.

Mix 2 parts lemon vodka to one part triple sec combined with one part cranberry and the juice of half a lime. Cointreau or other high-quality triple sec provides a cleaner taste than cheaper triple sec, and is generally substituted in the cosmopolitan. The cranberry mainly adds colour and should not excessively dilute the drink.

A lemon twist is always used to garnish. Traditionally a coin sized piece of orange should be "flamed" across the top of the drink. This coats the drink with a slick of citrus oil

One variation is to squeeze a lime wedge into the chilled cocktail glass instead of including it with the ingredients to be shaken.
The original non-IBA versions used Rose's lime cordial instead of fresh lime juice, and Triple Sec instead of Cointreau, and uses different proportions
A blue cosmopolitan may be made by using white cranberry juice instead of standard red juice, and blue curaçao in place of the triple sec.
A Cosmocello substitutes limoncello for the lime juice.
Another variation calls for stirring in a mixing glass, instead of shaking.
A Peach Cosmopolitan substitutes peach schnapps for triple sec and peach juice for the cranberry

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