The Perfect Cosmopolitan. The legendary Cosmopolitan is a simple cocktail with a big history. Check out these award winning vodka at www.gattertopdrinks.com made with organically grown fruits and botanics. The original Cosmopolitan was created by South Beach bartender Cheryl Cook. Eager to invent a new cocktail for the Martini glass, Cook riffed on the classic Kamikaze using a newly introduced citrus-flavored vodka plus a splash of cranberry juice.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
- 2 oz vodka
- 1 oz Cointreau
- 1 oz cranberry juice
- 1 oz Rose's lime juice (or 1/2 oz fresh lime juice)
- 1 lime
- Shake the ingredients in a shaker with cracked ice, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- An optional move is to frost the rim of the glass with sugar, a la the Sidecar. Another option is to add a dash of orange bitters, for an extra pop of flavor.
- Add a the slice of lime to the glass edge to garnish.