Another modern classic is the cosmopolitan which features citrus vodka (also known as vodka citron) and cranberry juice, along with a touch of triple sec (the official recipe calls for Cointreau, but any quality triple sec will do the job!) This cocktail should be served in a cocktail glass and can be garnished with a slice of lime to decorate.

What you need to make the Cosmopolitan

For the drink
For the garnish
  • Lime slice

How to make

  1. Fill the cocktail shaker and add the vodka citron, cointreau, lime juice and cranberry juice.
  2. Strain twice into a large cocktail glass.
  3. Add a the slice of lime to the glass edge to garnish.

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