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.
Shake well and strain into a martini glass.
Garnish with a wedge of lime or float a few cranberries in the glass.*
Tips on a Cosmopolitan
- Stash some fresh cranberries in your freezer for easy garnish and a way to keep your cosmo chilled.
- Fresh lime juice is important here.
- Any orange liqueur will work in place of triple sec.
Happy Hour Snack Pairing
Enjoy your Cosmopolitan with my favorite bar mix - Slow Cooker Savory Spiced Nuts - full of garlic and rosemary.