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Cosmopolitan Cocktail

Cosmopolitan Cocktail


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x

Description

The Cosmopolitan cocktail is easier to make than you think! This vibrant pink drink is perfect for any occasion, starring vodka, cranberry and orange liqueur.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 ounce* vodka or citron vodka**
  • 1 ounce 100% cranberry juice (not sweetened!)
  • 1/2 ounce Cointreau
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon simple syrup
  • For the garnish: lime wheel (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place the vodka, cranberry juice, Cointreau, lime juice, and syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake 15 seconds until cold. Strain the liquid into a martini glass.
  2. Garnish with a lime wheel if desired. 

Notes

*1 ounce = 2 tablespoons

**If you have it, use citron vodka for the most authentic Cosmo: in this case you can omit the lemon juice. In our tests we found it was just as tasty to use standard vodka with lemon juice, so you don’t have to buy another type of vodka.

***If all you can find is sweetened cranberry juice, omit the simple syrup.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Cocktails