How to make a Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan is considered one of the most recognizable cocktails. The Cosmopolitan has a storied history.

It reached its height of popularity in the 1990s, when a little show HBO “Sex and the City” mad it famous. The pink-hued Martini was a favorite of the main characters Carrie Bradshaw on the show.

How to make a Cosmo

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice then add vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice and lime juice. If you want a little extra bite of add a little more lime juice. Shake the cocktail shaker for about 30 seconds until well chilled. Then, strain into a martini glass.

Garnish with orange peel/twist. For an extra burst of flavor, peel the orange twist over the filled cocktail glass. This way, the orange oils spray into the glass.

Cosmopolitan

Not too sweet or too tart, this cosmopolitan cocktail recipe is perfect to serve one or many.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2

Equipment

  • Shaker

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec Grand Marnier or Cointreau
  • 3/4 ounce cranberry juice cocktail see notes
  • 1/4 to 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • One 2-inch orange peel/twist
  • Ice

Instructions
 

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice then add vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice and lime juice. (We like the extra bite of extra lime juice, so we use 1/2 an ounce in our cosmopolitan cocktails. However, use what is best for your taste). Shake the cocktail shaker for about 30 seconds until well chilled. Then, strain into a martini glass.
  • Garnish with orange peel/twist. For an extra burst of flavor, peel the orange twist over the filled cocktail glass. This way, the orange oils spray into the glass.
Keyword cocktails, drink

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