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Step-by-step instructions:

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

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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!

  1. 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!
  2. 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!
  3. 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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