Cosmopolitan Recipe

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About the drink

This variation calls for shaking the ingredients in a shaker. For a virgin Cosmopolitan replace the vodka and Cointreau with orange juice and pink lemonade. Origin is unknown but the cosmopolitan gained popularity in the 1990s. It was further popularised among young women by its frequent mention on the series of Sex and the City.


  • Martini glass
  • 40 ml vodka
  • 20 ml┬áCointreau
  • 20 ml cranberry juice
  • 20 ml fresh lime juice


  1. Chill glass with ice cubes or soda
  2. Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice
  3. Shake with plenty of ice and shake until the shaker feels ice cold
  4. Taste with straw and adjust if needed and shake
  5. Strain into a chilled martini glass
  6. Garnish with an orange peel

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