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Cosmopolitan

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If any one drink can be credited for the resurgence of the cocktail in recent years, it’s the cosmopolitan, which appeared in bars across the country in the mid-1990s. No one seems to know who created it, and there has been much debate as to whether it first appeared in San Francisco or New York. But no matter who first put these ingredients together, there’s no doubt this is the most popular new drink to come along since the martini.
Ingredients
  Ice cubes 3 (adjust quantity of ice if desired)
  Citrus vodka 2 Ounce
  Triple sec 1 Tablespoon
  Cranberry juice cocktail 1 Tablespoon
  Fresh lime juice 1 Tablespoon
Directions

Fill a cocktail shaker two-thirds full of ice cubes. Pour in the vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice cocktail and lime juice and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Serves 1.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Wine And Drink
Drink: 
Cocktail, Alcohol
Interest: 
Quick
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Servings: 
1
Story
The best thing about the cosmopolitan is that it is extremely well constructed. Although it’s a far cry from the martini, the balance of flavors that comes from mixing the tart lime juice, the semisweet cranberry juice cocktail and the sweet triple sec, and the extra dimension the citrus-flavored vodka adds, is sensational.
Subtitle: 
Cosmopolitan

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