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Cosmopolitan Cocktail Recipe

The Cosmopolitan cocktail is a drink who has expanded it's popularity worldwide mostly among women. Find out how you can create your own Cosmo and enjoy it in the comfort of your own home.


The Cosmopolitan Cocktail recipe has began to be hunted by women all over the world due to it's lovely taste, look, as well as popularity. The “Cosmo” has managed to become worldwide popular due to it's request in certain popular movies that captured peoples hearts.

Cosmopolitan cocktail history
The Cosmopolitan drink seems to have it's background in the 1970's but it's origin has not been discovered yet. It's popularity began rising and expanding due to the help of the hit movie “Sex and The City” as the “Cosmo” was movie character's Carrie Bradshaw favorite drink. Carrie Bradshaw was the hit movies most popular character and her contribution to the return of the Cosmopolitan's success was highly visible. Women all over the world started ordering this delicious cocktail, and quickly people started associating this drink as being a woman's drink.


Cosmopolitan Recipe
It seems that there are several variations of this recipe as people started replacing different ingredients to change the Cosmopolitan's aspect. The proportions of the ingredients also vary but one of the most popular recipes, which is thought to be the original consists out of:

  • 1 ½ oz vodka

  • 1 oz cranberry juice

  • ¼ oz Cointreau or Triple sec

  • ¼ oz freshly squeezed lime juice


  • Place all the ingredients into a shaker and add a few cubes of ice. Shake all the ingredients well and pour the content into a chilled martini glass. Ornate the glass with a piece of lime and enjoy your exquisite drink.


    How to create different Cosmopolitan variations
    People began experimenting with different ingredients in order to create different but similar Cosmopolitan versions. Experimenting can help improve or change the taste of the original drink, but some people prefer the new, reinvented so to say Cosmopolitan drinks, and the bartender will choose the recipe of the Cosmo, this is why the taste of the drink may vary from bar to bar:

  • One way to change coloration of the Cosmopolitan cocktail drink is by replacing the cranberry juice with blue curacao which gives the drink a bright blue coloration.

  • Another variation of the well known Cosmopolitan drink is by using oranges instead of limes. This is a detail decided by bartenders and the recipe they are are used to follow and take in consideration.

  • Another way to change the Cosmopolitan's flavor is by choosing different proportions for the ingredients. By adding more of one ingredient and less of another, the taste of the Cosmo alters.


  • People have different preferences this is why different recipes for the Cosmopolitan drink have been developed, but as long as you can enjoy your drink, it means you have made the right choice.



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