The Cosmopolitan

Girlfriend, I present for your classy enjoyment the Cosmopolitan.

Or, rather, a variation thereof since I don’t stock citrus vodka.

The Cosmopolitan

  • 1 1/2 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. triple sec
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 oz. cranberry juice
  • 1 lime wedge, for garnish

Shake well, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with flair.

This recipe differs quite a bit both from the self-styled Perfect Cosmopolitan and the Cosmopolitan mixed by Robert Hess (video below). It’s derived from the recipe at the CocktailDB, which is from The Joy of Mixology, by Gary Regan. Why? Because I happened to read it first.

About the cranberry juice, I did not use Ocean Spray cranberry juice cocktail. It’s sweetened, and I’m not much for the sweeteners. One might use instead the juice from those fresh cranberries just bought to make cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving. I used a store-bought 100% cranberry juice: Nature’s Promise Cranberry juice from Stop & Shop.