A simple combination of four ingredients creates a mouth watering result: the delicious and moreish Cosmo. Its a ubiquitous modern classic both loved and loathed. If you have the ingredients, the more complex Cosmopolitan recipe is recommended as this adds lots of extra character to the basic Lime and Cranberry formula.
A strip of orange zest garnishing the Cosmopolitan cocktail.
Fill a Martini glass with ice and water to chill it while mixing the cocktail.
Add lots of ice to the mixing tin.
Shake the drink well until condensation forms on the outside of the mixing tin.
Discard the ice and water in the glass.
Strain the contents of the mixing tin into the glass.
Taste the cocktail and if necessary adjust the balance with a touch of extra sugar or citrus juice.
Garnish the cocktail with a flamed orange zest.