Cosmopolitans are like the songs that get stuck in your head from the first encounter and stay there for the rest of your life. You could savor them a hundred times but they still feel like a dear indulgence you can't get enough of.
Cosmos were all the rage in the 90s thanks to Sex and the City which showcased it as the choice drink whenever the four leading ladies met. The show certainly aided its popularity and turned it into THE girl’s night drink of choice, but men prefer it just as much for its striking appeal and simple flavours. Cosmopolitans are a good time spelled like comfort.
Unlike most colourful drinks, Cosmopolitans aren’t cloyingly sweet or gimmicky with over-the-top flavours, it’s just the right balance of tang and fruitiness with a neat kick. A young yet sophisticated pale pink drink served in a pretty Martini glass, they were intentionally designed to look stunning in your hand while still being palatable to most. The best part? Mix up all the ingredients in a pitcher to make a big batch and refrigerate. Shake and serve individual glasses as needed. This makes it the perfect no-fuss drink for home parties and celebrations. Garnish with citrus slices and peels or salt rims for a clean look or thread a couple of pomegranate seeds on a sprig of rosemary to add some drama.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice
Add vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and lime juice.
Shake for 30 seconds until well chilled and strain into a martini glass.
Garnish with orange peel/ twist