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Cosmopolitan

  • SERVINGS: Makes 1 Drink

The Cosmo was invented in the 1980s when Miami Beach bartender Cheryl Cook was developing cocktails for the new Absolut Citron. Starting with a recipe for the Harpoon (vodka, cranberry and lime juice), from a 1960s Ocean Spray ad, Cook added orange liqueur and citrus vodka. Patricia Richards mixes in simple syrup to offset the tartness.

  1. Ice
  2. 1 1/2 ounces citrus vodka
  3. 1/2 ounce Cointreau or other triple sec
  4. 3/4 ounce chilled cranberry juice
  5. 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  6. 1/2 teaspoon Simple Syrup
  7. 1 lemon twist, for garnish
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the vodka, Cointreau, juices and Simple Syrup and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with the lemon twist.