Cosmopolitan Recipe








Cosmopolitan Recipe Ingredients

25ml Citron Vodka
25ml Cointreau
7.5ml Fresh Lime Juice
50ml Cranberry Juice
2 Dashes Orange Bitters (optional)

How To Make A Cosmopolitan Cocktail

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker, top up with cubed ice and shake hard. Fine strain into a martini glass.


Flamed Orange

Pro Tip

To flame the orange zest, find a firm orange and cut a disc the size of a 2p piece. Hold the disc between your thumb and forefinger, skin side out, and use a lighter or match to raise the flame to just in front of the orange skin. Hold it over the cocktail and squeeze the edges of the zest.  This gives the cocktail a lovely toasted orange flavour that compliments the cocktail.

About The Cosmopolitan

The recipe in its modern guise was created by bartender Tony Cecchini. He took his inspiration from what he felt was a cocktail of questionable taste – using generally poor quality vodka, lime cordial and grenadine. He was introduced to it and felt he could do a better job. Tony upgraded the base ingredients with citron vodka, fresh lime and cranberry juice. It was an instantaneous hit and was a massive cocktail over the 90s and 2000s.


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