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Cosmopolitan Cocktail Recipe

How to make a Cosmopolitan

Made infamous from the TV series Sex in the City but this cocktail has been around long before, dating back to the 70s. It is quite similar to a Cranberry Cooler with the addition of Cointreau and served neat instead of tall on ice. It also bears a close resemblance to a Kamikaze cocktail.
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  • 45 mL Vodka
  • 15 mL Cointreau
  • 30 mL Cranberry Juice
  • Squeeze of Fresh Lime


  • Fill a boston glass with ice
  • Add all the ingredients
  • Shake & strain into a chilled cocktail glass
  • Garnish with a slice of lime or flame an orange zest


This recipe will make quite a liquor-strong Cosmo, try adding more cranberry to taste
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  • Reply
    Jennie Herrick
    August 22, 2019 at 6:10 am

    Have you tried making a Cosmo with citrus vodka? I think it really rounds out the flavor!

    • Reply
      Steve the Bartender
      August 22, 2019 at 11:20 am

      Yep, works a treat!

  • Reply
    September 2, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    well done, i like the pink hue much better than the overly redish color which are so often made!


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