The Original Cosmo Recipe

Classics are always in style and this cosmo recipe is no exception. Though it made it's first acknowledged appearance in the 1980s, it was more recently reintroduced to cocktail hour by the four lovely ladies of Sex and the City.


Since then, the cosmo has shown no signs of losing it's staying power. Women everywhere enjoy this sweet and sour sip regularly and it's easy to understand why - it's delicious!

Don't rely on your local bartender to mix one of these deep pink sips up for you. We've got the classic cosmo recipe and it's simple enough to make at home.

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 1 ounce cranberry juice
  • 1/4 wedge of a lime, juiced
  • Orange twist for garnish (or lime twist, if preferred)
Directions

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the vodka, Cointreau, cranberry and lime juices. Cover and shake vigorously to combine and chill.

Strain the cosmopolitan into a chilled martini glass.

Twist the orange thin, run it around the rim of the glass and then drop into the drink.

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