Classic Cosmopolitan

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Ingredients (6)

  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 3/4 ounce Cointreau or triple sec
  • 1/2 ounce cranberry juice
  • Splash freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Lime slice, for garnishing

Summary

During the late 1990s, it was impossible to enter a bar and not hear a few ladies (and occasionally some dudes) declare, “I’ll have a Cosmo!” Nowadays, the drink carries a shroud of shame—it’s pink and passé after all—but it’s still a tasty cocktail that packs a punch.

For more cranberry juice cocktails, see our Sex on the Beach recipe.

Instructions

  1. 1Place a cocktail glass in the freezer to chill.
  2. 2Combine the vodka, Cointreau or triple sec, cranberry juice, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker and fill it halfway with ice. Shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosted. Strain into the chilled glass and garnish with the lime slice.
Classic Cosmopolitan
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