Joe | Last Updated: April 23, 2023
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The Cosmopolitan, or commonly known as Cosmo is a cocktail that is made with vodka, cranberry juice, Cointreau, and freshly squeezed or sweetened lime.

It’s a deliciously sweet cocktail that is loved by many and is dangerously drinkable!

So follow the below recipe to whip up the perfect Cosmopolitan cocktail.


  • 60ml x Vodka
  • 30ml x Cointreau 
  • 30ml x Cranberry juice


  • Fresh lime wedge or orange twist

How To Make

  1. Add all of your ingredients to your Boston cocktail shaker
  2. Add ice to the shaker 
  3. Shake well until the outside of the shaker is cold
  4. Strain the mixture into a chilled coupe cocktail glass
  5. Garnish with a fresh lime wedge or orange twist

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About The Cosmopolitan

There are very few cocktails out there that are as iconic as the Cosmo, largely brought on by the late 90s TV show ‘Sex In The City’.

This show made the Cosmo mainstream, and even to this day the Cosmopolitan cocktail is still being served daily all across the world. 

There’s no doubt that this showstopping cocktail is one that’s going to stick around, but its origins are a little fuzzy.

There are at least 3 people who claim to have invented the Cosmopolitan, but the most popular theory is that it was created by Cheryl Cook, the Martini Queen of South Beach, in the 1980s.

It’s a simple, yet delicious cocktail that is sure to get your tastebuds tingling, so follow the steps above and give this notorious cocktail a try.

You won’t be disappointed.