I get asked all the time for my Cosmopolitan recipe, so I decided to do some sampling this week and take a few photos so I could share my recipe with you. A cosmo is really easy to make, and it is soooo delicious and refreshing.
A word of warning. This one isn’t for the faint of heart. One of these, and I’m feeling mighty happy.
You only need four ingredients to make the perfect cosmo — citron vodka, triple sec or cointreau, cranberry juice and a lime (none of that bottled stuff. I try to keep fresh limes handy at all times.)
If you want to be fancy, get yourself some martini glasses. I like to line the rim with sugar.
Then you put ice in a cocktail shaker. I lost mine so I had to mix in a plastic container. Thus, no photo. But you know the drill. Fill the shaker with ice and then measure in your ingredients. I use 4 parts vodka, 2 parts cranberry juice, 2 parts triple sec and 1 part lime. A jigger makes this easy. I use the biggest side of a standard jigger — which should be 1.5 ounces. If you do the 4-2-2-1 ratio, that will make two drinks, although I wrote the recipe for one drink.
Once you’ve measured your ingredients into the cocktail shaker, just shake and pour.
Voila! The perfect cosmo!
A perfectly delicious cosmopolitan recipe sure to please even the pickiest palate!
- 3 ounces (2 jiggers) citron vodka (Don't skimp. Get the good stuff.)
- 1.5 ounce (1 jigger) triple sec (or cointreau, if you don't mind spending a few extra pennies)
- 1.5 ounce (1 jigger) cranberry juice
- juice of 1 lime (or about 3/4 ounce)
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Add the ingredients.
- Shake and pour!