Cosmopolitans were all the range around the turn of the millennium but they seem to have fallen out of Vogue since then. Ordering one at a restaurant nowadays feels oddly retro but it's about time this late-90s drink made a come-back.
Popularized by it's omnipresence in Sex and the City, Cosmopolitans disappeared around the same time the show ended. But there's a reason Carrie and her friends drank so many of them: they're absolutely delicious!
I have to say that I agree with Miranda when she asks at the end of the Sex and the City movie: "Why did we ever stop drinking these?"
To make your Cosmo shake the following ingredients together with ice:
- 1.5 oz vodka
- 1/2 oz triple sec or cointreau
- 1 oz cranberry juice
- 1/2oz fresh lime juice (I never measure this but just use half a lime per drink)
This is a pretty fruity drink so if you like your cocktails a little stronger, add an extra splash of vodka. Strain in to a martini glass and garnish with orange, lime or lemon, whichever you prefer. Enjoy!
What cocktail recipe would you like to see next? Are there any other forgotten classics we should resurrect?