Cosmopolitan Cocktail

Base Spirit: Vodka

Type: Classics

Served: Neat/Up

Preparation: Shaken

Strength: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

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

Glass: Cocktail

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 advisory board member Simon Ford make a proper Cosmopolitan in our How to Cocktail video.

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