The Cosmopolitan (aka "Cosmo") is a vodka-based cocktail that has become very popular with women, especially since its prominent appearance in the popular HBO television show "Sex and the City." Legend has it the Cosmopolitan was originally served to South Beach, Florida party-goers. The Cosmopolitan, or "Cosmo" is a sweet-tart combination of citrus and cranberry flavors that, conveniently, is an attractive pink color when mixed and served properly.
- Cosmopolitan from the Wikibooks Bartending Guide—original source of recipe, licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License
- Serves: 1
- 2 oz vodka
- 1 oz triple sec liqueur, preferably gourmet Cointreau made in France
- 1 oz cranberry juice
- juice of ¼ fresh lime
- Combine ingredients.
- Shake over ice.
- Strain into a martini glass garnished with flamed orange zest.
- Serve straight up.