The Perfect Cosmopolitan Cocktail
Although it was only invented in 1985, the Cosmopolitan Cocktail is definitely a modern classic. It is lipsmackingly sweet and sour, made from a blend of vodka, cranberry, orange liqueur and lime in a ice cold martini glass.
There are hundreds of variations on the Cosmo – some use more or less cranberry juice, some swap triple sec with Cointreau, and some include citrus vodka. It’s all a matter of personal preference.
Here is our version, we call it the LGManor Cosmo – You can never go wrong with a pretty pink cocktail and one you can make lots of variations of.
Cosmopolitan Cocktail Recipe
This recipe is in ratios, so 1 part could be 1 oz., 1 jigger, 1 cup or any scale measure.
2 parts Vodka
1 part Triple Sec
2 parts 100% Cranberry Juice (not cranberry juice cocktail)
1/4 part Lime Juice
1 Chilled or Frozen Martini Glass
To upgrade this cocktail to the next level, use Citrus Vodka and Cointreau in place of the Triple Sec
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
Add all the ingredients into the shaker.
Shake aggressively for at least 20 seconds, then pour into a martini glass.
Garnish with lime wedge or slice.