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How To Make A Cosmopolitan Cocktail

How To Make A Cosmopolitan Cocktail

Cosmopolitan Cocktail. The Cosmopolitan is a sophisticated vodka based cocktail, flavoured with orange and cranberry. It was created in San Francisco, and became popular during the boom of the 1980's. Experience our Cosmopolitan Cocktail.


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Step 1: You will need:

  • 40 ml vodka
  • 10 ml orange liqueur
  • 10 ml cranberry juice
  • 1 medium lime
  • 1 medium orange
  • 1 martini glass
  • 1 cocktail shaker
  • 1 25 ml (1 fl oz) single shot measure
  • 1 50 ml (2 fl oz) double shot measure
  • 1 ice
  • 1 knife
  • 1 chopping board
  • 1 cocktail strainer
  • 1 mixing glass

Step 2: Chill the martini glass

Fill the martini glass with ice and leave to cool while you prepare your drink

Step 3: Add the ingredients

Add 40ml of vodka, and 10 ml of Orange liqueur.

Then add 10ml of cranberry juice.

Step 4: Lime

Cut a lime in half, and divide one half in to 4 wedges.

Squeeze 2 wedges over the mixing glass, and drop them in.

Step 5: Ice

Get rid of the ice from your martini glass,

And fill up the mixing glass with fresh ice. Always do this last so you don't dilute your cocktail.

Step 6: Shake

Put the top half of the cocktail shaker on, pressing down firmly to seal. Hold the top and bottom and shake vigorously for about 20 seconds .


When there is condensation on the outside of the shaker and it feels very cold, then it's mixed.

Step 8: Release

Tap the side of the shaker and release the top by rocking it back and forth.

Step 9: Pour it out

Put the cocktail strainer over the shaker, push it forward so you don't get any shards of ice in your drink, and pour in to the martini glass.

Step 10: Garnish

To garnish use an orange twist. Cut a thin slice of peel and use the knife to remove the pith – then cut into an even strip.

Run the orange around the lip of the glass, twist it over the drink, and drop it in.