Annabeth's Cosmopolitans

I have a confession to make: I’ve never made nor even tasted a Cosmopolitan before.  After I made what is a very pretty drink, I gave it to my husband to taste. He shrugged his shoulders. “I’ve never liked girls’ drinks.”  How did I know if I had made it right?


I brought the Cosmo into my mom, who is 101.  She took a sip and nodded her head. “This is very good! May I have it?” When I nodded my head, she drank it right down and was in a very good mood for the rest of the afternoon.


A stamp of approval!

2 parts vodka

1 part cranberry juice

1/2 part triple sec

Curl of orange peel, optional

1 teaspoon fresh lemon or lime juice, optional

  1. Fill cold shaker with ice and add vodka, cranberry juice and triple sec. (I used Grand Marnier for the triple sec.) 

  2. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds. 

  3. Remove ice cubes and serve with a twist of orange peel.

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