Drink of The Month: Cosmopolitan

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Okay, so this is a little pedestrian, but there are a couple small tweaks that can take a regular cosmo to a new level. If your bartender gives you one that looks like regular cranberry juice go to a new bar.

Here is what you need:

  • Citrus Vodka – Ketel One Citrus is my favorite, or Absolut Citron. Grey goose doesn’t even make their own vodka so I stay far away from that stuff. Good marketing though.
  • Grand Marnier or Cointreau – If you are on a budget triple sec will work but not ideally.
  • Cranberry Juice – Knudsons is good if you can find it. Just don’t get the diet stuff.
  • A Lime – Cut into 6 wedges.

Here’s the recipe:

  • 2 ½ oz Citrus Vodka
  • ¾ oz Grand Marnier
  • ¾ oz Cranberry Juice
  • 1 wedge of lime


  • Fill your shaker with ice
  • Add all the liquid
  • Squeeze the lime wedge into shaker
  • Shake
  • Shake
  • Shake
  • Shake
  • Shake
  • Okay, pour into martini glass

If you are feeling fancy put a lemon peel in there.


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