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!
Cocktail shaker with lid, strainer, ice cubes, Martini glass, vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, half a lime, lime slice for garnish
To make one drink, fill your cocktail shaker about halfway with ice cubes.
Pour two ounces, which is approximately two shot glasses or a little less than 1/4 cup, of your favorite vodka.
Pour one ounce of cranberry juice (or two tablespoons) into shaker.
Tip: Add grapefruit juice instead of cranberry juice for a signature twist.
Pour half an ounce (or one tablespoon) of triple sec or any other orange-flavored liqueur to give it a citrus kick.
Juice half a lime (for about half and ounce of juice) right into the cocktail shaker.
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.