Cosmopolitan Cocktail Recipe

Made famous by Sex and the City, and originating in the USA (although widely disputed as to where it was invented), the Cosmo is a fun cocktail which oozes sophistication. Try the recipe below and invite some girlfriends round for a Sex and the City boxset marathon.

cosmopolitan cocktail recipe


A shaker

A bar spoon/teaspoon

A strainer

Martini glass


1 ½ parts orange vodka

½ part Cointreau liqueur

1 part cranberry juice

¼ part fresh lime juice


To garnish: orange zest/lime/cocktail cherry

How to make

Chill your cocktail glass (fill full of ice or put in the freezer)

Put lots of ice cubes and all of the ingredients into your shaker and shake vigorously for about 20 seconds

Strain the mix into a cocktail glass

Cut a thin piece of orange peel and add to the drink or hang over the side of the glass.  You can also decorate with a lime wedge/cocktail cherry


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