About the Cosmopolitan Cocktail
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.
Ingredients in the Cosmopolitan Cocktail
- 1.5 oz Citrus vodka
- 1 oz Cointreau
- .5 oz Fresh lime juice
- 1 or 2 dashes Cranberry juice
Garnish: Lime wedge
How to make the Cosmopolitan Cocktail
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.