Id like to serve a special cocktail at an upcoming dinner party. Im looking for something that is not super strong, e.g., a martini or Manhattan and not too sweet, e.g., a cosmopolitan. Id like it to be more interesting and festive than a plain old booze and mixer kind of drink. Lastly, I dont want a summer/tropical themed cocktail or icy blender drink.
Id consider some kind of champagne cocktail, but think that kir might be too sweet.