Cosmopolitan Martini

Several years ago, 5 of my girlfriends and I went away for a girls weekend. One of the gals loved a good Cosmopolitan Martini and decided to try to make some for us. She brought all the ingredients and started whipping up several different versions of the cocktail.

Cosmopolitan Martini

I don't know how many of them we tried before she got it just right. I am not a fan of strong alcohol tasting cocktails so I prefer more juice than vodka. If you are like me, add more juice to this recipe and you will love it as much as I do.

This recipe without the cranberry juice is a Kamizazee. Haven't had one of those since college and don't plan to any time soon!

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  • 1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger vodka
  • 1/2 fluid ounce Cointreau
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 fluid ounces cranberry juice
  • 1 twist lemon

Pour all the ingredients into a shaker with lots of ice. Shake vigorously for several seconds and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist. It has quite a kick but the Cointreau and cranberry juice tone it down a bit and complement the vodka nicely.

Find more of our favorite martini recipes here and get some ideas for garnishing cocktails here.

Watch a Cosmopolitan Martini Being Made

Although this is not the exact recipe I use, this one is simple to follow and looks great too. The bartender uses Triple Sec for the orange liqueur instead of Cointreau. Either way, it's good.

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