Made truly international thanks to Carrie from Sex in the City. The Cosmopolitan ruled the cocktail circuit throughout the late 90’s and into 2000. It’s lingering popularity is due to the fact that’s it’s really a very tasty drink!



Cosmopolitans are great any time of the day! They lend themselves to be made by the batch. This recipe is for one but simply change the number of drinks you would like to make in the "Servings box" below.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Cuisine Drinks (alcoholic)
Servings 1


  • 5-6 ice cubes
  • 4 cl vodka
  • 4 cl cranberry juice
  • 2 cl Curacao Triple Sec
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 strip of lime peel


  • In a cocktail shaker put the ice, vodka, cranberry juice, lime juice and the curacao. Fit the shakers top and shake vigorously for 8 - 10 seconds.
  • Take the strip of lime zest and holding it over the glass pinch it to release the oils from the zest and add to the glass. Serve immediately.


Some bartenders wipe the rim of the glass with the lime strip and then dip the glass in sugar. It's all up to you!
This recipe is for one but simply change the number of drinks you would like to make in the "Servings box" above.
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I don't have many canapes here. The ones I share are super quick, very tasty and most of all tasty. Your guests will appreciate the effort.

A Quick Note

I wanted to take a minute to say that I do try and weigh as many of the ingredients as I can. I think it helps make recipe results more consistent. Of course professional bakers even measure liquids by weight. I don't mind pulling out my little digital scale when I need to.