Our easy-to-make Cosmopolitan recipe proves that you don’t have to be on TV to drink a Cosmopolitan. According to Gary Regan’s research, the original Cosmopolitan was created by a South Beach bartender named Cheryl Cook. Eager to invent a new cocktail for the Martini glass, Cheryl riffed on the classic Kamikaze using a newly introduced citrus-flavored vodka plus a splash of cranberry juice. The rest is rose-hued history.
Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice.
Shake, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with a lime wedge.
Watch Liquor.com advisory board member Simon Ford make a proper Cosmopolitan in our How to Cocktail video.