Cosmopolitan Recipe

Happy Hour: Cosmopolitan

Whether you love them or hate them, one thing is for certain, the cosmopolitan is a cocktail that's here to stay. While I rarely order them out anymore, I do enjoy a cosmo from time to time in the comfort of my own home. The recipe is simple, and if you stock your liquor cabinet with citrus-flavored vodka (like I do), they are easy to throw together. Also, if you think about it, the reason the cosmo became so popular is because when made correctly, it's actually a well-balanced, refreshing, and delicious drink. To look at the classic recipe that was originally created by Dale Degroff at the Rainbow Room in the early 90s, read more.

Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan Recipe 2010-05-27 16:08:03

Ingredients

1 1/2 oz. citrus-flavored vodka
1/2 oz. Cointreau
1/4 oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice
1 oz. cranberry juice

Directions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a twist of orange, if desired.

Makes 1 drink.

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