The Cosmopolitan: A Sip of Glamour from a Bygone Era

Jun 12, 2023 | Great To Drink | 0 comments

Greetings, esteemed cocktail connoisseurs! Allow us to transport you to a time of glitz, glamour, and unbridled sophistication, as we delve into the dazzling world of the Cosmopolitan. This iconic libation is a true testament to the elegance and charm of a bygone era, lovingly preserved within each divine sip.

The Cosmopolitan, or “Cosmo” for the intimate, is a tantalizing blend of vodka, cranberry juice, and a touch of orange, exquisitely crowned with our very own Pink Cocktail Sugar. This bewitching concoction exudes an air of vintage mystique, making it the perfect choice for those seeking to indulge in a sophisticated soirée.

So, without further ado, let us embark on a journey into the art of crafting the perfect Cosmopolitan. Prepare your cocktail shaker, dear friends, and let the magic unfold.


  • Citrus Vodka: 3 oz (90 ml)
  • Orange Liqueur (such as Cointreau or Triple Sec): 1 oz (30 ml)
  • Cranberry Juice: 2 oz (60 ml)
  • Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice: 1 oz (30 ml)
  • Pink Cocktail Sugar, for garnish
  • Orange or Lime Twist, for garnish


  1. Prepare your stage: Moisten the rim of a chilled martini glass with a lime wedge, and gently dip the rim into the Pink Cocktail Sugar to create a bewitching halo of sweetness.
  2. Unleash your inner mixologist: In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the citrus vodka, orange liqueur, cranberry juice, and lime juice. Shake with the passion and verve of a true bon vivant, until the shaker becomes frosty and chilled.
  3. Behold the grand reveal: Strain the divine elixir into your prepared martini glass, taking care to ensure that the enchanting Pink Cocktail Sugar remains undisturbed.
  4. The final flourish: Adorn your masterpiece with an elegant twist of orange or lime, gracefully draped over the rim of the glass, a fitting tribute to the timeless allure of the Cosmopolitan.
  5. Savour the moment: Raise your glass in a toast to the resplendent charm of yesteryear, and indulge in the sublime pleasure that is the Cosmopolitan.

So, there you have it, dear friends – the secrets to crafting the perfect Cosmopolitan, a drink that shall forever remain a testament to the elegance and sophistication of a bygone era. Embrace the retro, tongue-in-cheek, first-class spirit of this classic cocktail, and let the festivities begin. Cheers! 🍸✨


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