Upgraded Cosmopolitan Recipe

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JL Studios

Whatever your feelings are regarding the Cosmopolitan, it is arguably one of the most influential cocktails to come along in the past 25 years. Now, it's time for an upgrade, a re-imagined Cosmo for today's tastes.

Note: If you can't find cranberry sorbet at your local grocer, there are several great recipes online. One of my favorites is a cranberry vanilla sorbet from Lottie and Doof.

Recipe Facts

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Active: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serves: 1 serving

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Ingredients

  • 2 ounces citrus vodka (such as Ketel One Citroen)
  • 2 tablespoons cranberry sorbet (see note)
  • 1/4 ounce fresh lime juice from 1 lime
  • 3/4 ounce Cointreau
  • 1 ounce brut sparkling wine

Directions

  1. Combine vodka, cranberry sorbet, lime juice, and Cointreau in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, top with sparkling wine, and serve.

Special equipment

Cocktail shaker and strainer

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