What’s in a Cosmopolitan cocktail?
When you’re out on the town, the Cosmo is undoubtedly one of the top cocktails to order at the bar. Although the Cosmopolitan cocktail is one of the more popular cocktails from the 60s, it’s just as popular today, and you can easily bring it to life in the comfort of your home. For the best Cosmopolitan recipe, you will need citrus-infused vodka, orange liqueur, lime and cranberry juice and an orange peel to garnish. These ingredients blend well together, creating a refreshing drink with a bit of citrusy sweetness balanced by the lovely sharpness of the lime.
How to make the perfect Cosmopolitan cocktail
Before you invite your friends, make sure you have all the Cosmopolitan cocktail ingredients on hand to pull it off. For the ultimate aesthetic serve, choose a coupe or martini glass.
When to serve Cosmopolitan cocktails?
Someone once said, “She had a Cosmopolitan in her hand and confetti in her hair.” We love this descriptive saying so much that we might use it to caption our next cocktail Insta! The Cosmo is one of the best wedding cocktails out there. It looks pretty when served in a classic coupe glass and is potent enough to get you on the dance floor. But they’re not just for weddings! Cosmos are ideal pre-dinner drinks for elegant parties. Once you know how to make a Cosmopolitan, it’s easy to make a batch that you can keep in the fridge until your guests arrive.
What does a Cosmopolitan cocktail taste like?
The perfect Cosmopolitan should be slightly sweet, citrusy, and tart. Getting the Cosmopolitan cocktail ingredients to mingle like they should is a delicate balancing act. Once you understand what’s in a Cosmopolitan, this easy drink will soon become a favourite for weekly get-togethers (and not just the occasional dinner party).
How strong is the Cosmopolitan?
Don’t let the pink hues of this pretty drink fool you! A classic Cosmo is almost as strong as a Vodka Martini, at around 28%. So, while they are easy to drink, it’s best to do so slowly.
Substitutions and Variations
- Strawberry: Replace the cranberries with muddled strawberries for a sweeter cocktail.
- French: Use Grand Marnier (made with cognac) and grenadine instead of a normal orange liqueur. Magnifique!
- Lemon: Add limoncello to replace the lime juice, and use plain vodka instead. Super lemony and refreshing!