How to Make a Cosmopolitan

If you are planning to host a party and inviting your loved ones, it will remain incomplete without a good drink, and a Cosmopolitan is best for any special occasion. A fine drink to serve at any party, the drink can elevate the moods of your guests and make any gathering a splendid one. Moreover, it is very easy to prepare at home and takes little to no time.

The origins of this drink can be traced back to the early 1970s and its demand has only increased over the years. It is commonly available in bars, but you can easily prepare it at home, either as a signature cocktail for an event, or a pick-me-up for yourself at the end of a hard day.

Prep time: 2 min
Ready in: 6 min
Total time: 8 min
Yield: 1 glass
Utensils: Martini shaker, protein drink shaker (if you don’t have a standard Martini Shaker), chilled cocktail glass, orange peel

Triple Sec: 1 ounce
Vodka (citron or absolute): 1 ounce
Cranberry juice: 1/2 ounce
Lime juice: 1/2 ounce
Crushed ice: as required
Orange peel: (optional)
Flavour: (optional)


  • 1

    First of all, you need to assemble all the preparation materials and start with the crushed ice. Put it into the martini shaker, but make sure you only fill a little less than half of the shaker with crushed ice, otherwise you will not be able to make a good Cosmopolitan, and the taste will be too weak and watery.

  • 2

    While preparing a Cosmopolitan, you need vodka, and this can be either absolute or citron. Put it into the shaker in which you have already added ice. Also add 1 ounce of Triple Sec to the shaker.

  • 3

    After adding Triple Sec, you need to add the other ingredients, like lime juice and cranberry juice to the shaker. Then, proceed to screw on the cap, and shake it for at least 15 seconds. Do not shake it for more than 20 seconds because all the ingredients are already in liquid form.

  • 4

    You can also add flavour of your own choice to give the Cosmopolitan your desired taste. Strain it thoroughly and put in into your chilled cocktail glass. Now it’s time to give it a final touch and you can use an orange peel for this purpose - either hang it over the rim of the glass, or float it on the surface of drink.

  • 5

    Your Cosmopolitan drink is now ready - serve chilled, and enjoy.

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