Cosmopolitan 'Cosmo'
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The Cosmo – with its wildly popular flamboyantly stylish libation

The Cosmopolitan or Cosmo, is a Martini made with Vodka, Cointreau, lime and cranberry juice.

Cosmopolitan 'Cosmo'
Cosmopolitan ‘Cosmo’

I’ve been drinking Cosmos for years. It is an all around great tasting martini made with Vodka, Cointreau, cranberry juice and lime.

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Cosmopolitan 'Cosmo'
Cosmopolitan ‘Cosmo’

To make a Cosmo, pour the Vodka,  Cointreau, cranberry juice, and lime juice into a shaker and let it sit for just a minute. Shake well and pour into a martini glass. If you don’t have a good shaker, try this one from OXO.

Cosmopolitan 'Cosmo' ingredients
Cosmopolitan ‘Cosmo’ ingredients

I found this excellent non-alcoholic triple sec syrup. Try it here. It will cost more than what you would pay at the grocery store or Walmart but it’s really nice.

Cosmopolitan 'Cosmo'
Cosmopolitan ‘Cosmo’

These martini glasses have a stunning double walled design and would make a great holiday gift for the Bartender on your list. You may even like a set as well. There are multiple styles of martini glasses so check these out.

If you like martinis, check out these other easy martini recipes on my blog!

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Cosmopolitan 'Cosmo'

Cosmopolitan ‘Cosmo’

The Cosmopolitan was an instant classic. It is refreshing, easy to make and great for happy hour!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Happy Hour
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Martini


  • 1 1/2 Ounces Vodka My favorites are Absolut, Stoli, Greygoose
  • 1/4 Ounce Cointreau
  • 2 Ounces Cranberry Juice
  • 1/4 Ounce Lime Juice
  • 1/4 Ounce Triple Sec syrup


  • Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice.
  • Shake until well chilled.
  • Pour into a chilled martini glass.
Keyword Cocktail, Easy, Holiday, Martini, Party, Vodka
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