The Cosmopolitan is a classic cocktail that has exploded in popularity in the past quarter-century. The Cosmo recipes that you’ll find in restaurants are often overly sweet. This is a cocktail that is best enjoyed at home.

  • 2 oz. vodka
  • ¾ oz. triple sec
  • ½ oz. cranberry juice
  • ¼ to ½ oz. lime juice
  • 2-inch orange peel (for garnish)

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all the liquid ingredients and shake well (15 to 30 seconds) and strain into a martini glass. Garnish and serve.

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