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Cosmopolitan Drink { Cosmo Cocktail }

The classy Cosmopolitan drink - a mix of vodka, orange liqueur, cranberry and lime juice - is refreshing and elegant. Learn how to make the Classic Cosmo and a few tasty variations.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: Continental
Keyword: Blood orange cosmopolitan, Cosmo, Cosmo Cocktail Recipe, Cosmopolitan Cocktail, Cosmopolitan Drink
Servings: 2
Calories: 154kcal
Author: Lucy Parissi

Ingredients

Classic Cosmopolitan

  • 80 ml | ⅓ cup vodka or lemon vodka
  • 2 tbsp Grand Marnier
  • 60 ml | ¼ cup cranberry juice
  • 1 tbsp lime juice or to taste
  • orange peel to garnish

Blood Orange Cosmopolitan

  • 120 ml | ½ cup freshly squeezed blood orange juice
  • 60 ml | ¼ cup cranberry juice
  • 80 ml | ⅓ cup vodka I used Żubrówka
  • 60 ml | ¼ cup Cointreau
  • dash orange bitters
  • blood orange slices to garnish or orange peel

Instructions

Classic Cosmopolitan

  • Put two martini or coupe glasses in the freezer to chill.
  • Add all the ingredients to your cocktail shaker together with a large handful of ice. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
  • Double strain into the two chilled glasses.
  • Cut a small piece of orange zest. Hold over the glass with a match or lighter in your other hand.
  • Bend the orange peel to release a fine spray of bitter oils a short distance from the flame and watch them catch alight. Drop the peel into your glass and enjoy.

Blood Orange Cosmopolitan

  • Put two martini or coupe glasses in the freezer to chill.
  • Add all the ingredients to your cocktail shaker together with a large handful of ice. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
  • Double strain the cocktail between the two glasses. Garnish with a ribbon of orange peel or a thin slice of blood orange.

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Notes

Cosmopolitan Variations
Classic with a twist: add a teaspoon of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice to the classic ingredients.
Ultimate Cosmo: Replace the vodka with cranberry infused vodka. This version is ruby-red and very intense. Perfect for Christmas!
Sparkling Cosmopolitan: top with Prosecco or Champagne and toast the New Year!

Nutrition

Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 23mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin C: 5mg