Enough with all the theory and testing, let’s start mixing already! We’ll start with my favorite cocktail ever, which any lady should be familiar with: the Cosmopolitan.

There’s no doubt that ‘Sex and the City’ was what made the Cosmopolitan famous. In the show, Carry, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda constantly out-drank one another with the so-called short drink. And it’s no surprise they liked it so much – the Cosmopolitan is sweet without being too sweet and its saturated color gives it a real ladylike touch. It’s always served in a Martini glass, by the way, which has an according elegant appeal.

So last weekend I took it upon me to mix a Cosmopolitan for the first time, after only having had it in various cocktail bars before. I looked up several recipes on the internet and my cocktail books and tried them one after another. I had a pretty good buzz when I was done, but I had also found my dream recipe, which I am going to reveal to you now. Have fun mixing!

Ingredients for a Cosmopolitan

  • 4 cl Vodka
  • 1,5 cl Triple Sec or Cointreau
  • Juice from a half lime
  • 6 cl Cranberry juice
  • Ice cubes

Instructions for Mixing a Cosmopolitan

First, we’ll put some ice cubes in the shaker tin until it’s about halfway full. Then we add the ingredients and shake everything thoroughly. And finally, we pour the shaker contents through the strainer, and all done! Here’s our Cosmopolitan!