The Cosmopolitan is a cultural touchstone because once upon a time, Dale DeGroff got one into the hands of Madonna at the Rainbow Room and it became the drink to be seen with. Then HBO and SJP, of course, made the drink ubiquitous and clichéd.

How to make it?

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add vodka, triple sec, cranberry, and lime, and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with orange twist.

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1 ½ ounces citrus-flavored vodka 45%
½ ounce triple sec Cointreau 15%
½ ounce cranberry juice 15%
1/4 ounce fresh lime juice 7%


Orange twist