How To Make The Best Cosmopolitan Recipe

The history of the Cosmopolitan is fuzzy — with several bartenders claiming to have invented the classic, pink drink — but it's clear that NYC's The Odeon put it on the map in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. The Cosmo’s popularity soared in the late ‘90s and early ‘00s after being prominently featured in “Sex & The City,” and since falling off the radar in recent years, the drink is beginning to make a comeback.

Balancing sweet and tart flavors, the Cosmopolitan is known for delivering both elegance and simplicity: Cranberry juice, high-end vodka, fresh lime, and Cointreau are all it takes to create the perfect Cosmo.

Ingredients In The Best Cosmopolitan Recipe

  • 1 1/2 oz Vodka
  • ½ oz Cranberry juice
  • ¾ oz Lime juice
  • ¾ oz Cointreau L'unique

Cosmopolitan Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in shaker tin
  2. Add ice.
  3. Shake vigorously, until tin is frosted over.
  4. Strain into chilled cocktail glass
  5. Garnish with lime twist and enjoy.

Recipe Rating

(140 votes)

Yield: 1 Cocktail
Updated: 2021-07-09

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