How to Make Cosmopolitan Martinis-Original and Variations
What Is in a Cosmopolitan Martini?
¾ shot (18.75 ml) Triple Sec
1 ½ shots (37.5 ml) vodka
2 ½ shots (62.5 ml) cranberry juice
1 tsp. caster sugar
½ shot (12.5 ml) lime juice
How to Make a Cosmopolitan Martini
A cosmopolitan is best prepared like a traditional martini rather than a mixed drink. Here's how:
Chill a martini glass, stainless steel shaker, vodka, and all other liquids.
Fill the stainless steel shaker three quarter with ice. Add all ingredients. Gently shake to mix. Be sure to mix all the ingredients well while allowing the liquids to be bathed in the ice until well chilled.
Strain the liquid into the martini glass and garnish.
Tips for a Premium Cosmo
A premium drink calls for premium ingredients. As this drink contains a large amount of alcohol in relation to the juices, you should choose a high quality vodka depending on your budget such as Grey Goose, Belvedere, Absolut, Stolichnaya, or Skyy-all high rated for their price ranges.
2 parts Absolut Citron
1 part orange liqueur
1 part cranberry juice
1 splash lime juice
1 twist orange
Skyy® Winter White Cosmopolitan
2 oz Skyy infusions citrus
½ oz triple sec
Squeeze of fresh lime
Splash of white cranberry juice
Grey Goose L'Orange®
3 parts Grey Goose L'Orange® flavored vodka
½ part Cointreau®
½ part cranberry juice
Squeeze of ½ lime
Orange twist for garnish