How to Make a Cosmopolitan

Every good hostess should master one great cocktail recipe, and tasty cosmopolitans are always impressive crowd-pleasers. Follow the quick technique shown in this video and your guests will be raising a glass to you in no time. Cheers!

What You Need

  • cocktail shaker with lid
    ice cubes
    martini glass
    triple sec
    cranberry juice
    half a lime
    lime slice for garnish
Follow These Six Easy Steps
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway full with ice

    To make one drink, fill your cocktail shaker about halfway with ice cubes.

  2. Add two ounces of vodka

    Pour two ounces, which is approximately two shot glasses or a little less than 1/4 cup, of your favorite vodka.

  3. Add one ounce of cranberry juice

    Pour one ounce of cranberry juice (or two tablespoons) into shaker.

    Add grapefruit juice instead of cranberry juice for a signature twist.

  4. Add half an ounce of orange-flavored liquer

    Pour half an ounce (or one tablespoon) of triple sec or any other orange-flavored liqueur to give it a citrus kick.

  5. Add half an ounce of fresh lime juice

    Juice half a lime (for about half and ounce of juice) right into the cocktail shaker.

  6. Cover and shake

    Cover and shake well. This mixes the ingredients, chills the drink, and slightly dilutes alcohol with ice. Strain, serve in a Martini glass, and garnish with a lime slice.

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