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Drink of the Week

August 17, 2006|by JULIE E. GREENE

The Cosmopolitan, which garnered international attention after being highlighted on "Sex and the City," is a popular drink at Roccoco in downtown Hagerstown.

Absolut Kurant (a flavored vodka), Cointreau (an orange essence French liqueur) and 2 ounces of cranberry juice are shaken with a squeeze of fresh lime, says bartender Siobhan O'Sullivan.

The cocktail is served in a martini glass with a pink sugar rim, a wedge of lime and a Swedish fish.

A Cosmopolitan at Roccoco ranges in price from $6.75 to $8.75, says co-owner Cheryl Kenney.

Roccoco, which opened at 20 W. Washington St. in 1998, is a casual, upscale restaurant with an eclectic American menu, Kenney says.


The menu changes four times a year to reflect seasonal dishes, which currently include a tomato and fresh mozzarella salad and a shrimp martini appetizer.

Roccoco also serves what Kenney considers to be the world's best Vidalia onion rings - good for nibbling with a cocktail.

"If they're not the best onion rings you've ever had, you get your money back," Kenney says.

Roccoco is open for lunch 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Dinner hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

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