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Cosmopolitan Cocktail

The Cosmopolitan Cocktail recipe is ideal for any occasion! It will fascinate you with its sweet-sour taste and pink color.

March 15, 2022
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Difficulty Easy
Servings 1 people
Preparation 5 mins
Cooking 0 mins
Total 5 mins



  1. Put the martini glass in the freezer to cool and let it sit for about 30 minutes.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  3. Then add the citrus flavored vodka, cranberry juice, lemon juice, and liqueur. Shake for about 30 seconds until well chilled.
  4. Strain the cocktail into a chilled martini glass.
  5. Garnish with orange peel if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Cosmopolitan Cocktail
Serves 1
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.1 g0.1%
Sodium 3 mg0.1%
Protein 0.1 g0.2%
Potassium 66 mg1.4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Choose quality vodka. Vodkas such as Absolut and Smirnoff are ideal.
  • Use freshly squeezed juices. You can use fresh lime juice or lemon juice.
  • If you're using unsweetened cranberry juice, add white sugar and hot water to reduce its natural tartness. Dissolve the sugar with hot water and add it to the recipe after it has cooled.
  • You can add simple syrup instead of sugar.
  • Chill the cocktail glasses for 20 minutes so that the drink is cold.
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The Cosmopolitan Cocktail, which peaked in popularity with HBO's "Sex and the City" series, is a refreshing and delicious cocktail. It is a practical drink recipe prepared with vodka, orange-flavored liqueur, cranberry juice, and lemon juice. This easy-to-make recipe is also known as the "girly drink".

This wonderful cocktail is perfect for any celebration, from dinner to special occasions. Try this Cosmo Cocktail at home with its light sourness and pinkness from cranberry juice.

What is a Cosmopolitan Cocktail?

The Cosmopolitan Cocktail is made with vodka, orange liqueur (triple sec), cranberry juice and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Cosmopolitan or Cosmo, is a pink-colored cranberry juice cocktail with a sour-sweet taste. Its popularity increased in the late 90s with the TV show Sex and the City.

The classic version of this pink cocktail ingredients are vodka, sweetened cranberry juice, orange liqueur, and freshly lemon.

What Does the Cosmopolitan Cocktail Taste Like?

Cosmo has a sourness and sweetness that comes from lemon and cranberry juice. In addition, the proportion of alcoholic and alcohol-free beverages is balanced in this cocktail recipe.

What Is the Best Vodka for a Cosmopolitan?

Vodka selection is important in making Cosmopolitan Cocktails. Citrus accents should be sought in the vodka, which is the base of this cocktail. Vodkas such as Absolut Citron, Ketel One, and Smirnoff are ideal for cosmos. Also, Cointreau or Grand Marnier liqueur goes perfectly with this cocktail recipe.

How To Make Dale Degroff Cosmopolitan Recipe?

Ingredients of Dale Degroff’s Cosmopolitan Recipe:

  • 1 ½ oz (45 m)l Citron vodka
  • ½ oz (22 ml) De Kuyper Triple Sec
  • 1 oz (30 ml) cranberry juice
  • ¼ oz (8 ml) fresh lime juice

Directions of Dale Degroff’s Cosmopolitan Recipe:

  1. Add vodka, orange liqueur, cranberry juice and fresh lime juice. Shake all the ingredients with ice in the cocktail shaker.
  2. Strain into a martini glass.
  3. Serve with a flamed orange twist as a garnish.

How To Serve A Cosmopolitan Cocktail?

This Classic Cosmo Cocktail is perfect for parties to try with quiche, salmon canapés, cheese and crackers. It also pairs perfectly with many starters.

Here are our delicious appetizer/snack recipes that you can serve with the Cosmopolitan Cocktail:

What Glass Should A Cosmopolitan Be Served In?

The Cosmopolitan Cocktail is usually served in a martini glass. Martini glass is a large cocktail glass. It is ideal for the cosmo cocktail. For cold service, the martini glass is chilled in the freezer. Then the cocktail is served with ice.

For more, check out our 10 Most Popular Drinking Glasses article.

When To Serve Cosmopolitan Cocktails?

The Cosmopolitan cocktail is ideal for pre-dinner serving, especially at dinner events or parties. You can add this alcoholic cocktail to your list for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any other special occasion.

How would you like to learn about all the cocktails you can choose for special occasions? Here is the Cosmopolitan and many more cocktail suggestions:

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