A Cosmopolitan cocktail, commonly known as a “Cosmo,” is a popular cocktail that typically consists of vodka, Cointreau or triple sec, cranberry juice, and lime juice. It is typically served in a martini glass and garnished with a lime wheel. The drink has become a staple at many bars and nightclubs, and has been popularized by several TV shows and movies. It is often associated with the “Sex and the City” franchise, as the main character, Carrie Bradshaw, frequently ordered the drink at bars.
The origins of the Cosmopolitan can be traced back to the late 1970s and early 1980s, where it was primarily consumed by gay men in the bar scene. The modern version of the cocktail was popularized in the 1990s.
1 1/2 oz vodka
1/2 oz Cointreau or triple sec
1 oz cranberry juice
1/4 oz lime juice
Lime wheel, for garnish
- In a shaker filled with ice, combine the vodka, Cointreau or triple sec, cranberry juice, and lime juice.
- Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass.
- Garnish with a lime wheel and serve.