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Cosmopolitan Cocktail Recipe
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Cosmopolitan Cocktail
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Cosmopolitan Cocktail

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"The cosmopolitan, typically referred to as the 'cosmo,' gained popularity during the 1990s when it was frequently mentioned on the television show Sex and the City. The combination of vodka, orange liqueur, lime juice, and cranberry juice have made it a timeless classic."

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    5 mins

    5 mins


  1. Combine vodka, lime juice, triple sec, and cranberry juice in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, cover and shake until chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  2. Garnish with a lime wedge.
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May 21, 2012

I used fresh lime juice and "diet" cranberry juice. This is delicious. I tripled it only because I wanted a bigger drink. My husband keeps sneaking sips.

Feb 18, 2013

I'm w/Sarah Jo in that this makes a small "drink". It barely filled a highball glass 3/4's of the way full, w/additional cranberry juice. No biggie, just be prepared to adjust (or feel like your doing a cosmo shot) per your own personal preference. No Triple Sec, so I subbed a little lemon juice instead. I also used a sparkling cranberry juice as I prefer bubbles in my drinks. Cheers!


8 Ratings

Feb 21, 2013

Yum! Really good, im only 21 but its good!

Jul 29, 2014

This should be named the "classic cosmo" or "original" I had made another recipe before I found this one and it had a lot of unnecessary extra ingredients. This recipe is PERFECT and it's the one I'm using from now on. Cheers!

Nov 24, 2013

A tad stronger than I would have liked, but easily rectified by additional cranberry juice.


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  • Calories
  • 131 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.6 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 8 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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