Cosmopolitan

It is a lovely evening. The gorgeous lady and you just got home and she is in the mood for a drink. What should you make? The Cosmopolitan, of course. Smooth, sophisticated, refined and colorful, the Cosmopolitan is the perfect drink for ladies. Just be careful. It hides quite a punch, just like the lady it is intended for.

What you need

  • Vodka
  • Cointreau
  • Lime
  • Cranberry Juice
  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Ice
  • Martini Glass

Method

Fill half the cocktail shaker with ice. Add 1.5 oz Vodka, 1 oz Cointreau, 1 oz Cranberry juice and the juice of a small Lime. Squeeze just half if using jumbo Lime. Shake well and pour into a well chilled Martini glass. Garnish with a Lime wheel.

Variations

  • Vodka comes in many flavored versions. Use a fruity, citrus flavored version of Vodka.
  • Cointreau is a premium triple sec liqueur. You can substitute it with other premium Orange liqueurs such as Grand Marnier or Patron Citronge. You can also use regular and cheaper triple sec liqueurs but you do lose some citrus flavor.
  • For a more potent punch use 2 oz of Vodka.
  • For a lighter drink use only 1 oz Vodka and 1.5 oz Cranberry juice.