The Cosmopolitan

The CosmopolitanThe Cosmopolitan has as many origin stories as the beginning of the world. It is referenced as early as 1934 as the Cosmopolitan Daisy in a book called Pioneers of Mixing at Elite Bars with the addition of home made raspberry syrup. Some say the Cosmopolitan is the adaptation of the Kamikaze and others say it is was developed to create more options for people to drink out of a martini glass.

Regardless of who started it, the cocktail became trendy in the 1990s and downright famous by being continuously reference on the TV series Sex in the City. The mid-90s brought the variation of using citrus-flavors vodka. But, our classic recipe calls for unflavored vodka.

The Cosmopolitan Cocktail Recipe
Yields 1 cocktail

2 ounces vodka
1 ounce cranberry juice cocktail
3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
3/4 ounce triple sec
Orange or lemon twist for garnish

Combine the vodka, cranberry juice, lime juice, and triple sec in a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice, cover, and shake vigorously until outside of shaker is very cold (about 20 seconds).

Strain the Cosmopolitan through a strainer or a slotted spoon into a martini glass.

Garnish with a twist.


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