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Aside from stoking some warmth in native Russians for centuries now, vodka is a favoured base spirit for cocktail makers owing its fairly pliable properties; it meekly mingles with other flavours and retains them while infusing strong alcoholic essence.

Cosmopolitan Cocktail

Cosmopolitan Vodka Cocktail

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Gaining popularity since the time it was first introduced, Cosmopolitan is a drink largely favoured by most. Believed to have been brought to San Francisco in 1987 by John Caine, owner of several bars in the area. Mr. Caine ascribes the increase in popularity of the drink to Cosmos served at fern bars back then; however, Cosmopolitan cocktails have had various alterations to them since. The internationally recognised version of cosmopolitans was created in the same year by Bradley Umane, and also appeared in literature around the year 1993. There have also been speculations about a recipe similar to the Cosmopolitan being used for a drink called Daisy, which was published in the year 1934 with replacing of a few ingredients, depending on what was easily available at the time.

Cosmopolitan Cocktail Ingredients

    To make the Cosmopolitan cocktail, you would require


    • 60 ml Smirnoff Vodka
    • 15 ml Cointreau / Triple Sec
    • 15 ml Cranberry Juice
    • Dash of Lime Juice or Orange Peels
    • Some Ice


Steps to make a Cosmopolitan Cocktail

    To make the cosmopolitan cocktail, you would need to take some ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Add the Smirnoff vodka, Cointreau or triple sec, cranberry juice, and lime juice into the shaker. Shake the content of the shaker and strain it into a chilled martini glass. Garnish the drink by adding a lemon wedge on the glass or add an orange peel into the cocktail.

    You can also try a different take to jazz up your cosmopolitan drink by adding two orange wedges and half a strawberry into a glass along with a spoonful of caster sugar. Mix the contents by squashing them without squeezing the orange much to avoid bitter taste from the orange peel. Add ice, 60 ml of Smirnoff vodka, and 60 ml of cranberry juice. Shake the contents and serve in a glass. Garnish the cocktail with a strawberry dipped in caster sugar and a slice of orange.


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