It seemed like everyone was sipping a cosmo in the 1990s after the drink came to prominence on the HBO show Sex and the City. Flavored vodka was new and this brilliant cocktail showcased Absolut Citron along with Cointreau, cranberry juice, and a touch of lime, always in a martini glass. There’s some debate about who created the original but a Cosmopolitan is simple to shake up at home, our definitive version comes from renowned mixologist Dale DeGroff.


  • 1 ½ ounces Absolut Citron vodka

  • 1 ounce Cointreau

  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice

  • 1 ounce cranberry juice

  • 1 cup ice cubes

  • Orange peel or lime peel, for garnish


  1. Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with orange or lime peel.

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