Informally known as the ‘Cosmo’, the Cosmopolitan cocktail gained international recognition as a frequent order of the characters on the 1990s television show Sex and the City. This classic cocktail is often made with unflavored vodka, however, the true Cosmo recipe calls for citron (lemon) vodka. This complements the lime juice to provide an irresistible lemon-lime flavor, while a splash of cranberry gives the cocktail its gorgeous pink hue.
Here’s the recipe:
- 2oz citrus vodka
- ¾ oz Cointreau (or 1oz Triple Sec)
- ½ oz fresh Lime Juice
- Splash of cranberry juice
Combine all ingredients in shaker. Shake well. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.