Cosmopolitan Cocktail


Lipsmackingly sweet and sour, the Cosmopolitan cocktail of vodka, cranberry, orange liqueur and citrus is a good-time in a glass. Perfect for a party!

Cosmopolitan Cocktail

Cosmopolitan Cocktail

  • Author: Maki Hojo
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Cpcktails
  • Method: Easy
  • Diet: Gluten Free



  • 45ml lemon vodka
  • 15ml triple sec
  • 30ml cranberry juice
  • 10ml lime juice
  • ice

For the garnish

  • orange zest, or a lime wedge on the rim of the glass.


  1. Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

  2. To make the garnish: hold a 3cm round piece of orange zest about 10cm above your cosmo and very carefully wave it over a lit match or lighter flame. Bend the outer edge of the zest in towards the flame so that the orange oils are released, then drop the zest into your drink.



Champagne cosmo:
Add a splash of champagne to the finished cocktail, then stir gently and serve.

Blue cosmo:
Substitute blue curaçao for triple sec and Ocean Spray white cranberry juice for the usual red. Some blue curaçaos are quite sweet, so you may want to up the lime a little.

Tequila cosmo:
Replace the vodka in your usual cosmo with a good quality, 100% blue agave tequila like Ocho or Olmeca Altos.

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