The cosmopolitan exudes style and femininity thanks to its vibrant pink tones. The unique color comes from the cranberry juice, which is blended with Belvedere vodka, triple sec, and lime.
The cosmopolitan exudes style and femininity thanks to its vibrant pink tones and its association with a famous quartet of glamorous New Yorkers who graced our TV screens in the late 1990s. And yet its story can be traced back several decades with a reference in a 1934 cocktail book. The unique color is due to the cranberry juice, which is delicately blended with Belvedere vodka, triple sec, and a dash of lime. The cosmopolitan (“cosmo” for short) is an easy cocktail to make and savor as the sweetness of the cranberry balances out the sharpness of the Belvedere vodka. Oh, and you know what? The cosmopolitan isn’t just for women: if a man’s rugby shirt can be bright pink, so can his drink. It’s time to get pink back on the bar!
- 1 1/2 oz Belvedere Citrus Vodka
- 7/10 oz Triple Sec
- 7/10 oz cranberry juice
- 3/10 oz lime juice
How to mix a cosmopolitan – step by step recipe:
1. Pour the lime juice, cranberry juice and triple sec into a cocktail shaker.
2. Add the Belvedere citrus vodka and ice.
3. Shake vigorously.
4. Pour into a cocktail glass, squeeze the lime zest over the glass to release the oils, but keep some to garnish.