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Cosmopolitan Cocktail Recipe

  • Author: Shawn Williams
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Cuisine: American


A classic Cosmopolitan cocktail recipe made with vodka, orange liqueur, cranberry juice, and fresh lime juice.


  • 1 1/2 ounce vodka (or citron-flavored vodka)
  • 1 ounce Cointreau or triple sec
  • 1 ounce cranberry juice
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice


  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with a cup of ice (half a lime squeezed is about 1/2 an ounce)
  2. Shake vigorously and double strain into a chilled coupe glass.
  3. Serve straight up and garnish with a lime wheel or a lemon twist. Optionally express/twist a lemon peel over the cocktail to release the oils and add a fresh citrus aroma.


the original recipe called for citron-flavored vodka (Absolute Citron for example), however, I use unflavored vodka. I encourage you to experiment with both!

This drink can be made with cranberry juice or cranberry juice cocktail. Cranberry juice is 100% juice with added juices (usually apple juice) to balance the tartness of the cranberries. Cranberry juice cocktail is cranberry juice with added sugar.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 138
  • Sugar: 9.7g
  • Sodium: 1mg
  • Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.7g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Protein: 0.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: cosmo, cosmopolitan cocktail