Cosmopolitan Recipe

Cosmopolitan Recipe
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Cosmopolitan Recipe
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Cosmopolitan Recipe

The Cosmopolitan, or Cosmo to its friends, has a hotly debated history. No one knows for sure how and when the martini variation was invented; some credit the New England coast as its birthplace, while others believe that similar variations were made by numerous independent bartenders in the 1970s, but one thing is for sure…there has been a surge in popularity of the drink since it was a staple on the HBO series Sex and the City. Since then, the Cosmopolitan has maintained a girly reputation, and considering it’s lovely pink hue, it’s not hard to see why. Different variations have different colors, but the Cosmopolitan doesn’t stop being pink at heart. To celebrate the Cosmo in all of its glory, here’s how to make a Cosmopolitan.

1
Servings
77
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2  Ounces  citrus vodka
  • 1  Ounce  fresh lime juice
  • 4  Ounces  white or red cranberry juice

Directions

Shake the vodka, cranberry juice, and lime juice together well in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a grape.

Nutritional Facts

Sugar
17g
19%
Carbohydrate, by difference
18g
14%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
3µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
48mg
64%
Calcium, Ca
23mg
2%
Choline, total
10mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Fluoride, F
50µg
2%
Folate, total
21µg
5%
Magnesium, Mg
13mg
4%
Phosphorus, P
22mg
3%
Sodium, Na
10mg
1%
Water
176g
7%

Cosmopolitan Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cosmopolitan Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.