Cocktails: Cosmopolitan

The classic Cosmopolitan, became one of the favorite cocktails ever due mostly to it’s role in the HBO show, Sex and the City.

Most bartenders know how to make this light, fruity Martini, making it a great choice for a casual night out. There are hundreds of variations on the Cosmo, some use more or less cranberry juice, some triple sec instead of Cointreau, and some include a citrus vodka.

Here are 5 variations of the Cosmo…

Cosmo Cocktail:

To get started, I’m going to show you how to make a classic cosmopolitan. You will need: 1 1/2 oz vodka, 1 oz triple sec, 1/2 oz fresh lime juice, 1/4 oz, cranberry juice, and a lime wedge. Pour 1 1/2 oz vodka into an ice-filled shaker. Add 1 oz of triple sec. Now pour in 1/2 oz of fresh lime juice. Add 1/4 oz of cranberry juice. Shake very well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime and serve.

French Cosmopolitan Cocktail:

Next, I’m going to show you how to make a French cosmopolitan. You will need: 1/2 oz Grand Marnier, 1 oz citrus vodka, 1/4 oz lime juice, 1/2 oz cranberry juice, 1 drop Grenadine, and 1/2 oz sweet and sour Mix.Pour 1/2 oz Grand Marnier into an ice-filled shaker. Add 1 oz citrus vodka. Pour in 1/4 oz lime juice. Add 1/2 oz cranberry juice. Now add 1/2 oz of sweet and sour Mix. Shake this mixture very well and strain into a chilled large martini glass. Add a splash of grenadine into the middle of the cocktail and you are ready to serve.

Blue Cosmopolitan Cocktail:

Now, I’m going to show you how to make a blue cosmopolitan. You will need:1 oz Blue Curacao, 2 oz Citrus Vodka, 1 oz Sugar, 1/2 oz Grapefruit Juice, 1/2 oz simple syrup, 1 Maraschino Cherry. To begin, I will show you how to add a sugar rim to a cocktail glass. Turn it over and dip the rim in lime juice. then dip it in sugar. Now, pour 1 oz Blue Curacao into a shaker packed with ice. Add 2 oz of Citrus Vodka. Pour in 1/2 oz of grapefruit juice. Now add 1/2 oz of simple syrup, Shake this mixture very well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry and serve.

Rum Cosmo Cocktail:

Next, I’m going to show you how to make a rum cosmo. You will need: 1 1/2 oz rum, 1/2 oz triple sec, 3/4 oz cranberry juice, 1/4 oz lime juice. Pour 1 1/2 oz rum into an ice-filled shaker. Add 1/2 oz of triple sec. Now pour in 3/4 oz of cranberry juice. Add 1/4 oz of lime juice. Shake well Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime and serve.

Cosmoquila Cocktail:

Finally I’m going to show you how to make a You will need: 2 oz tequila, 1 oz triple sec, 1/2 oz lime juice, a splash of cranberry juice and garnish with a lime. Pour 2 oz of tequila into a shaker filled with ice. Add 1 oz of triple sec. Pour in 1/2 oz of lime juice, now add a splash of cranberry juice. Shake very well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime and serve.

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