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Cosmopolitan

Absolut Citron, Triple Sec, Lime Juice, Cranberry Juice, Orange Zest

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Ingredients

How to make a Cosmopolitan

Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange zest twist.

Story about Cosmopolitan

What is a Cosmopolitan drink?
The Cosmopolitan is an iconic vodka cocktail made with Absolut Citron, triple sec, lime and a dash of cranberry juice. Essentially, it’s the feeling of blushing poured into a cocktail glass.

What does the Cosmopolitan cocktail taste like?
The Cosmopolitan is seductively sweet, a bit tart and a lot more alcohol-forward than one might think. When done right it’s sophisticated, stiff and sexy.

What alcohol is in a Cosmopolitan?
While we’re still a bit unsure on where the original Cosmopolitan cocktail recipe was born, we do know that it specifically calls for our very own Absolut Citron and triple sec (an orange liqueur).

What is a true Cosmopolitan?
The secret behind the true Cosmopolitan cocktail recipe is to go easy on the cranberry juice. You want the Cosmopolitan to be a blushing pink, not lobster red like cranberry juice cocktail. You’ll also want to use fresh pressed lime juice instead of something that came out of a bottle. And yes, we’ll be able to tell the difference.

How do you make a Cosmopolitan?
The Cosmopolitan is a shaken cocktail that’s best served fresh from the cocktail shaker in a chilled Martini Glass. Perfect the Cosmopolitan recipe from home by following these three steps!

Shake it like you hate it
You’re not trying to put the cocktail to sleep, you’re trying to wake it up! So put some muscle into it and shake the ever-living hell out of your cocktail!

Hot tip: You can tell a well-shaken cocktail from a badly shaken one by looking for the foam head! If your drink doesn’t get a little bit foamy, shake it again without the ice!

Double strain
No one likes getting bits of ice or pulp in their cocktail. When you’ve finished shaking, double strain your drink by using an additional tea strainer to properly get rid of all those pesky bits once and for all!

Easy on the cranberry
As we already mentioned, the Cosmo should come out a blushing pink color, not lobster red. Just add a dash of cranberry juice and your cosmos will taste a lot better than the ones Carrie drank, pinky promise!

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Absolut Citron Triple Sec Lime Juice Cranberry Juice Orange Zest
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