The cosmopolitan cocktail drink Recipe exploded in popularity in the 1990s and thanks to the hit television show ‘Sex and the City’. The frequent mentions of the drink on the show made this cocktail trend worldwide. The series may have ended, but the cosmopolitan is still going strong.
Informally referred to as a cosmo, cosmopolitan is a popular cocktail. This beverage is made with vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and freshly squeezed lime juice. The history of this drink is up for debate, but its popularity is not in question.
Surprise your guests at your next party with one of these twists on the popular drink. We have rounded you some great recipes that will help you shake up both the traditional cosmo and some fun variations on the classic.
The First (?) Cosmopolitan
Some argue that the cosmopolitan cocktail is a relatively modern development, but other point to a recipe that appeared in a 1934 book. However, the recipe goes by:
- Jigger of Gin 1 ounce
- 2 dashes orange flavoured liquor
- Juice of 1 Lemon
- 1 tsp Raspberry Syrup
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
Campari Cosmo Recipe
This version is a great variation on the classic cosmopolitan cocktail. The citrus vodka is sweet and balances nicely with the bitter Campari. The orange juice and triple sec make great counterparts. You might even think it is the best cosmopolitan recipe.
- 2 ounces Citrus Vodka
- 1 ounce Campari
- 1 ounce orange juice
- Splash of orange flavoured liquor
Watermelon Cosmo Cosmopolitan Recipe
The bright red watermelon liquor is a great way to vary the classic cosmopolitan cocktail. It is a very sweet syrup, so feel free to cut back on the amount added if you like your cocktail less sweet.
- 1 ½ ounces Watermelon Liquor
- ¾ ounce Vodkka
- ¾ ounce Cranberry Juice
- ¼ ounce simple syrup
- 1 squeeze of a fresh lime
Pink Honey Martini Recipe
The distinctive honey flavored liquor is sweet but is balanced nicely by the sour cranberry juice. Here are the ingredients for this German-inspired cosmo martini.
- 1 ounce of Honey Liquor
- 1 ounce of Vodka
- Splash Cranberry Juice
- Dash of sweet and sour mix
Very Berry Cosmo
The mix of natural blueberries and black raspberries creates a dark purple color. The strong berry flavor makes the original cosmo seem rather bland. Some even feel that this is the world’s best Cosmopolitan recipe. We will let you decide!
- 2 ounces Blueberry-flavoured Vodka
- ½ ounce Raspberry Liquor
- ½ ounce Orange-flavoured Liquor
- ½ ounce Cranberry Juice
- Garnish: fresh blueberries
Try them all and then decide which one of these is the world’s best Cosmopolitan recipe.