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How to Make a Classic Cosmopolitan

Ever want to impress that special someone? Maybe it's your anniversary, date night, or your special new Valentine, but a classic beverage that has stood the test of time is a Cosmopolitan. Here is an original recipe for one from World Cuisine Today Try your hand at being your own restauranteur for the evening and pair a steak dinner, or other special dinner with a Cosmo!

Classic Cosmopolitan with a Twist and Cherries


3 ounces vodka or gin

1 ounce cranberry juice cocktail

3/4 ounce fresh lime juice

3/4 ounce triple sec

a twist of orange rind (garnish)

2 Maraschino cherries (optional garnish)

One container with a lid and some crushed ice

A slotted spoon or sieve


1) Combine the vodka or gin with the cranberry juice, lime juice, and triple sec in a small bowl.

2) Place the crushed ice in the container until it is chilled.

3) Pour the mixed ingredients over the ice.

4) Place on the top and shake well.

5) Cut a strip of the rind of an orange about three inches

6) Twist it into a spiral shape

7) Drain two Maraschino cherries per glass

8) Place some ice in a Martini glass until chilled

9) With a slotted spoon, or sieve, pour the Cosmopolitan into the glass

10) Add your twist to the side of the glass or float on the top

11) Also float the two cherries and serve cold with or before your main course

World Cuisine Today January 3, 2018