Credit the 1980s Sex and the City television series’ stars for advancing this drink into the cocktail hall of fame. With an historical nod nod to the Martini, this pink-hued variation, with a less alcoholic bite, has remained popular for three decades and picked up the sobriquet “Cosmo.” Use not-from-concentrate 100% cranberry juice and fresh lime juice for a true citrus-tart flavor.
1 1/2 ounce vodka
1/2 ounce Cointreau
1 ounce not-from-concentrate cranberry juice
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
Pour all ingredients into an ice filled cocktail shaker. Shake until chilled. Strain into a chilled stemmed cocktail glass and garnish with a twist of lime.
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