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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, strainer, ice cubes, martini glass, vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, half a lime, lime slice for garnish

Follow These Six Easy Steps:

  1. How To: Make A Cosmopolitan Step 11Fill a cocktail shaker halfway full with ice

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

  2. How To: Make A Cosmopolitan Step 22Add 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. How To: Make A Cosmopolitan Step 33Add one ounce of cranberry juice

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

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

  4. How To: Make A Cosmopolitan Step 44Add 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. How To: Make A Cosmopolitan Step 55Add half an ounce of fresh lime juice

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

  6. How To: Make A Cosmopolitan Step 66Cover 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.