The Rude Cosmo was nothing more than a Cosmo with tequila instead of vodka. I make this mix while looking for a ‘something different’ to serve at my cocktail parties.
Mezcal is similar to tequila but it contains a smokey flavor that is absolutely necessary for this drink. If you’re scared of tequila, fret not, because I swear to you, it will be one of the most astounding things you’ll ever put in a glass; and I have the testimonials to prove it.
You don’t need the most pricy bottle of the stuff out there. In Detroit, where I’m from, you pretty much settle with the worst as ‘better than nothing". Mixed with the juice, it’s still pretty amazing.