The Cosmpolitan Cocktail (or Cosmo) is a drink that gets an unfairly bad rap. It's often dismissed as "girly" or "unsophisticated," but it's actually a fairly classically-styled drink (and hey, who said girly was a bad thing?). This version of the Cosmopolitan recipe—our favorite—is made with citrus-flavored vodka, Cointreau, fresh-squeezed lime juice, and just a splash of cranberry juice. Nobody can really seem to agree who gets the credit for inventing it, but a similar Cosmopolitan Cocktail recipe appears as far back as 1934.
|1.5 oz citrus-flavored vodka|
|1 oz Cointreau|
|0.5 oz fresh lime juice|
|Splash cranberry juice|
|Orange or lemon twist for garnish|
Preparation: How to make a Cosmopolitan
- Add vodka, Cointreau, fresh lime juice, and cranberry juice to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until chilled.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with an orange or lemon twist and serve.