A classic vodka cocktail that's too often made with a heaping helping of cranberry juice. This cosmopolitan recipe brings the cranberry back in balance with its fellow ingredients for a crisp, tart drink.
Makes 1 cocktail.
2 oz vodka
2 oz cranberry juice
1 oz triple sec
0.5 oz fresh lime juice
Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Garnish with a wedge of lime or float a few cranberries in the glass.
Tips on a Cosmopolitan
Most restaurants use a lime wedge, but I love using fresh cranberries because they float nicely in the glass. Keep some in your freezer for easy garnish and a way to keep your cosmo chilled.
Yes. With only 4 ingredients in this cocktail, fresh lime juice is important here.
Any orange liqueur will work in place of triple sec in this recipe, so feel free to substitute Cointreau or Grand Marnier if you prefer.
Happy Hour Snack Pairing
Enjoy your Cosmopolitan with my favorite bar mix - Slow Cooker Savory Spiced Nuts - full of garlic and rosemary.