How to Make a Great Cosmopolitan Cocktail

by Simon
Great Cosmopolitan Cocktail

The Cosmopolitan Cocktail is an amazing combination, when done well, this pink Cosmo can taste really great. In fact, the Cosmopolitan Cocktail is an extraordinary, balanced and sophisticated sour cocktail. Want to know how to make it, keep reading our review.

Why We Love this Cosmopolitan Cocktail Recipe

The pink Cosmo isn’t a dirty martini, but this cocktail tastes really good and I love it. There are several reasons why cosmo pink is the best cocktail.

  • The taste is soft, sweet and balanced
  • The way she dresses up cocktail glasses is really pretty.
  • Has a role in cocktail history

Ingredients for Cosmopolitan Cocktail

Here’s a look at the ingredients you need to make the Cosmopolitan Cocktail. For more details, you can see it in the recipe card at the end of the article.

Ingredients for Cosmopolitan Cocktail

– Vodka

We use top vodka, I use gray goose, it has a nice, warm taste and a smooth finish that everyone loves. If you don’t find it, you can also use Belvedere.

– Cointreau

Cointreau is a 40% ABV orange liqueur made from a secret blend of ingredients containing sugar beet and dried orange peel. This drink has been made in Saint-Barthélemy-d’Anjou, France since 1875. Like this it is a combination of many cocktails and is famous as an aperitif and digestive drink.

– Lemon Juice

The squeeze of lemon in this cocktail cannot replace the brightness and clarity of its color and fresh taste.

– Cranberry juice cocktail

A cocktail of cranberry juice is also one of the ingredients in the Cosmopolitan Cocktail, the color is pink and the taste is very fruity and fresh. Cranberry drinks or cocktails are common drinks from the grocery store, and they contain a lot of sugar. If you have your own cranberries, you can make natural cranberry juice and this is healthier.

– Lime wheel and an orange twist

There are types of garnishes in this cocktail, you can choose between a lime wheel and an orange twist.

How to Make Cosmopolitan Cocktail

Here are some steps in making a pink Cosmo drink or what we call a “Cosmopolitan Cocktail”. You can see the steps and detailed ingredients in the recipe card at the bottom of the article.

Step 1:

Store the glass in the freezer to cool it and fill it with a few ice cubes

Step 2:

Pour in the vodka, lime juice, Cointreau, cranberry juice cocktail, and shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker feels very cold.

Step 3:

Strain the shake into a cocktail glass, garnish with a lime wedge or a lime wedge.

A Little History Lesson about this Cocktail

The Cosmopolitan Cocktail recipe was very famous in the past, now proven by the long history of this drink. It has its interesting side, both in terms of taste and its influence in culture for decades. There are several theories about the origin of the Cosmopolitan Cocktail, here are the reviews:


Long before the 1970s, there were already several cocktails that were similar to the basic ingredients of the Cosmo drink. In the late 1800s, daisy (a combination of liqueur, citrus, and sweetener that is now the basis for making sour cocktails) was used as an easily available ingredient to flavor alcoholic drinks.

In 1934 references to the Cosmopolitan Daisy appeared in a cocktail book, the recipe included Gin (a substitute for vodka) and raspberry syrup to replace the cranberries.


Another theory is that in 1968, Ocean Spray created a Harpoon (a cocktail of a combination of equal parts cranberry and vodka with lime juice) to sell it to adults at that time.


In the 1970s, several drinks appeared that were quite similar to Cosmo, and they appeared at the same time.

Cheryl Cook, a bartender at Strand Restaurant in Miami’s South Beach, combines lemon vodka, Rose’s lime juice, triple sec and cranberry juice to serve to customers who want a sophisticated-looking cocktail that was smooth and of course an easy drink to drink. drink.

There are several other theories about the emergence of this Cosmopolitan Cocktail Recipe. ***

How to make a Citrus Twist

The way to cut citrus is simple, use a sharp knife and cut the citrus fruit into two parts according to the diameter. Another way is to cut the skin on each side. So there are four sides that you can cut and squeeze the juice out of.

It’s very simple, to get lots of citrus juice, choose citrus that is old, or already yellow rather than one that is still green.



What vodka should I use in a pink Cosmopolitan Cocktail?

This is up to you, but I prefer to use the Gray Goose brand. If you want it stronger, you can use citron vodka.

Can I batch this recipe for a party?

Of course, please make it quickly 3 hours before you serve it. Pour into a pitcher 1 1/2 cups vodka, 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice, 3/4 cup Cointreau, and 1/2 cup cranberry juice cocktail. Stir and cool, when it’s time to serve, please put them one by one in the glass and decorate the fruit one by one.

Great Cosmopolitan Cocktail

How to Make a Great Cosmopolitan Cocktail (Pink Cosmo)

Serves: 1 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 0 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 1 ½ ounces (45 ml) vodka
  • ¾ ounce (22 ml) Cointreau
  • ½ ounce (15 ml) cranberry juice cocktail
  • ¾ ounce (22 ml) freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Orange twist or lime wedge to garnish


  • Riedel Vinum Martini Glass, Set of 2
  • Cocktail Shakers


  • Fill the shaker halfway with ice cubes
  • Pour in the vodka, Cointreau, lime juice, and cranberry juice cocktail.
  • Shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker feels very cold
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Finally decorate with an orange twist or lime wedge.
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