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Thirsty Thursday: A Classic Cosmopolitan

For those days when you are feeling just a little like Carrie Bradshaw

Who doesn’t love the smooth taste of a cosmopolitan? With just the right balance of sweet and tart, a hint of orange from the triple sec, and the zing from a kiss of fresh lime juice, no wonder it has been a cocktail of choice since the 1970's. A perfect cosmopolitan shouldn’t taste like you were just backed into by a vodka truck; however, it doesn’t need to be excessively sweet. Here is what you will need for this wonderful cocktail journey:

Grey Goose Vodka

Triple Sec
Triple sec! If you don't happen to have triple sec, use cointreau. If you don't have cointreau, well, you're in quite a need for a trip to the liquor store.

Cranberry juice
Cranberry juice! The star of our cosmopolitan show. Don't forget your fresh lime as well.

Cosmopolitan ingredients
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Classic Cosmopolitan

  • 3 tbsp vodka
  • 1 tbsp triple sec
  • 1/2 of the juice from a lime
  • 1.5 tbsp cranberry juice (If you think it will be too strong feel free to add another 1/2 tbsp)

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes, combine all of the ingredients. Shake it like a Polaroid picture and serve in a chilled martini glass. Now you’re all set for a simply smashing cocktail hour.

Cosmopolitan cocktail

Isn't that just a beauty?