Cosmopolitan or cosmo is a cocktail consisting of vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and lime juice.


The show Sex and the City is a reason why the Cosmopolitan cocktail is famous. It is easily identifiable due to its pink tint and you drink it out of a distinctive martini glass.


Some people view Cosmos as a “girly” drink. Or one that you order under the false pretense of sophistication. However, a properly made Cosmo isn’t overly sweet or fruity, but rather a slightly tart cocktail.


Variations on the Cosmopolitan


Like most cocktails, Cosmos will vary by bar and bartender. Many take liberties with the original recipe thus creating variations:


**Some recipes call for citrus infused vodka to add a kick.

**A blue Cosmo includes white cranberry juice with blue curacao instead of orange liqueur.

**The Cosmocello is an Italian-themed interpretation that substitutes limoncello in place of lime juice.

**Rum replaces vodka in the Barbados Cosmo

**For a pick-me-up, a Cosmopolitan Morning includes a coffee-flavored. 

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  • 1/2 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz Cranberry juice
  • 1/2 oz Cointreau
  • 1 1/2 oz Vodka Citron


Add all ingredients into cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and double strain into large cocktail glass. Garnish with lime wheel.


Let us know how the Cosmopolitan tastes. Cheers!

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