Light Cosmopolitan

Light Cosmopolitan
Staff Writer
Light Cosmopolitan
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Light Cosmopolitan

A cosmo is a classic cocktail to serve before or during dinner. With just one ounce of vodka, it’s light enough to help you last the day. Cranberry and lime are great complements to the meal and a splash of soda helps lighten it even more. 

Ingredients

4 ounces cranberry juice

1 ounce vodka

Splash of orange juice

Squeeze of lime

Splash of club soda

Directions

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake to mix.

Pour into an ice-filled tumbler or chilled martini glass.

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.