4,5 cl of vodka citron
1,5 cl of lemon juice
1,5 cl of Triple sec
3 cl of cranberry juice
The Cosmopolitan is one of the most famous vodka drinks. It’s stylish, charming, tasty, and looks cool—in short, the perfect cocktail. Or at least that’s what Cosmo has become in our collective imagination: a symbol of elegance. Carrie Bradshaw, star of the TV show Sex and the City, was particularly enthusiastic at the counter.
Who invented the Cosmopolitan cocktail?
The history of the Cosmo drink is controversial. Many claim to be its father, but it was actually born in the 1950s, when a large American corporation held a contest to promote their cranberry juice.From there, the legend of Cosmopolitan was born.
There are two sources of inspiration for this cocktail: Kamikaze (vodka, triple sec, and lemon juice) and Cape Cod (vodka and cranberry juice). Let’s say that the Cosmo drink has taken the best of both worlds to become the most renowned vodka drink.
The recipe for making Cosmopolitan is quite simple, clean, and crisp in its citrus flavors, which are present both in the juice and in the flavored vodka. Its unique feature is the presence of cranberry juice, which joins a classic vodka and triple sec base (aromaticity and sweetness) and lemon juice.
The alcohol content of Cosmopolitan
Pay attention here. The Cosmopolitan is a fragrant and robust drink, warm with a good balance between sweetness and acidity that can fool you, so its high alcohol content shouldn’t be taken lightly. It is suitable for any occasion, but mainly as an aperitif.
Cosmopolitan cocktail ingredients
- 4 cl of vodka citron
- 1.5 of triple sec
- 1.5 cl fresh lemon juice
- 3 cl of cranberry juice (cranberry)
How to prepare the perfect Cosmopolitan cocktail
Put some ice cubes in the glass to cool it.
Squeeze the lemon and strain the juice. Pour all ingredients into a shaker, shake for 15 seconds, remove the ice from the glass and pour the Cosmo (straining).
Garnish with a slice of lime.
That’s all, simple but addictive!
Cosmopolitan food pairings