The Cosmopolitan 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." 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.


Flavour citrus-cranberry
Units 2.6
Standard drinks 2.0

Ingredients edit

  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. triple sec liqueur
  • 1 oz. cranberry juice
  • dash Rose's lime cordial (or juice of 1/4 fresh lime)

Garnish edit

Flamed orange zest

Glass edit


cocktail glass

Preparation edit

  1. Combine ingredients.
  2. Shake over ice.
  3. Strain into a cocktail glass garnished with flamed orange zest.

Variations edit

Some recipes substitute:

  • Cointreau liqueur for the Triple Sec, or
  • Absolut Citron for plain vodka, (which increases the citrus kick)
  • lime juice with 1/2 oz. of Rose's sweetened lime juice, (resulting in a drink more sweet than tart.)

Note edit

Despite the fact that it's served in a cocktail glass, and thus frequently branded a "Martini," the Cosmopolitan is a cocktail that has more elements akin to sours than the herbal genre of the Martini.