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Cosmopolitan Cocktail Recipe

Easy Cosmopolitan Cocktail Recipes for an Awesome Girls' Night Out

A stylish drink by all standards, Cosmopolitan can be concocted with several variations. Take a look at a few drink recipes to make your own variation.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Mar 7, 2018
Focused close-up of Cosmopolitan cocktail in front of others
This casual classic cocktail owes its popularity to none other than Carrie Bradshaw, the iconic character from the sitcom, Sex and the City. This fruity cocktail, is a derivative of a Martini. Cosmopolitan cocktails are the obvious choices on a casual girls' night out. This drink is the perfect cool drink on a summer night too. Cosmopolitan cocktail comes very close to kamikaze cocktail along with many other variations.

It is believed that John Caine, a popular bar owner, brought cosmopolitan to San Francisco around 1987, from Midwest. Another sect believes, that this drink was invented by the gay community in Provincetown in Massachusetts. There is another story of Cheryl Cook who invented this drink sometime around 1985 or 1986 . At the end of it, no matter where this drink hails from, it's awesome with its every drop.

Cosmopolitan Cocktail #1

Ingredients
  • 1 ½ ounces lemon vodka
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • ½ ounce, fresh lime juice
  • ¼ ounce cranberry juice
  • 1 orange peel for garnishing
  • 1 cocktail shaker and a strainer
Directions
  • Combine all these ingredients in the shaker.
  • Shake it well.
  • Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Garnish it with an orange peel.
Cosmopolitan Cocktail #2

Ingredients
  • ½ oz lime juice
  • 1 oz Absolut Citron Vodka
  • 1 oz Triple Sec
  • 1 oz cranberry cocktail juice
  • Cocktail shaker and ice
  • Lime wedge for garnishing
Directions
  • Combine all these ingredients in the shaker.
  • Shake it well.
  • Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Garnish it with a lime wedge.
Cosmopolitan Cocktail #3

Ingredients
  • 3 oz Absolut Citron or any vodka of your choice
  • 1 oz cranberry juice
  • 1 oz Chambord raspberry liqueur
  • Cocktail shaker and ice
  • 1 raspberry to garnish the drink.
Directions
  • Combine all these ingredients in the shaker.
  • Shake it well.
  • Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Slice the raspberry and garnish the drink.
Cosmopolitan Cocktail #4

Ingredients
  • 1 oz Stolichnaya Ohranj Vodka
  • 1 oz Triple Sec
  • .5 oz fresh lime juice
  • .25 oz blood orange juice
  • 1 oz cranberry juice
  • Cocktail shaker and ice
Directions
  • Combine all these ingredients in the shaker.
  • Shake it well.
  • Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.
Cosmopolitan Cocktail #4

Ingredients
  • 1 oz Ketel One Citroen Vodka
  • .5 oz Blue Curacao
  • 1 oz White cranberry juice
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 piece lemon zest twist
  • Cocktail shaker and ice
Directions
  • Combine all these ingredients in the shaker.
  • Shake it well.
  • Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Garnish it with a lemon wedge.
You can use wedges of various fruits to garnish this drink. Strawberries, cherries, blueberries, and mint leaves are excellent options for garnishing this drink. Use a chilled cocktail glass for making this drink. To chill the glass, put the glass in the freezer for 3-4 hours. Once you remove it, move some ice around the glass and lightly wipe it dry. If you don't have a refrigerator, fill each glass with crushed ice and remove the ice, just before using it. Another way of chilling a glass is by placing the glass in a bucket of ice for about 15-20 minutes to chill. Cheers!
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