Cocktail Series: Cosmopolitan

How many shows have you binged watched so far? If you’re planning on starting “Sex and the City” from the top or planning to watch either of the movies, then we have the perfect cocktail for you. We’re bringing you the iconic pink cocktail made famous by these four women navigating their way through New York City. Yes, that’s right. Get ready to learn all about the Cosmopolitan. While the definite history of this pink, vodka-based drink is not confidently known, there are beverages created and modified that led to this cocktail’s television debut. In the 1960s, Ocean Spray was looking for a way to market their cranberry juice to a wider audience. They did so by printing a drink recipe on each carton called “The Harpoon”. This drink consisted of vodka, cranberry juice, and a splash of lime. Who added triple sec to the mix? That fact is not fully agreed upon. It appears bartenders in both Miami Beach and Provincetown, MA, cities well-known for their gay culture, were crafting up their own version of the Cosmo. Bartender at the Odeon in Manhattan, Toby Cecchini is given credit for putting the Cosmo name out there in the big city. Soon, stars like Madonna were seen drinking it at parties, and it became a staple of nights out with Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda. Dust off those martini classes and grab vodka, cranberry juice, triple sec, and fresh lime juice. Shake with ice as the “Sex and the City” theme song plays in the background. Pour the pink liquid in your martini glass and garnish with a lemon twist or even an orange peel if you so desire. Don’t forget to take pictures of your cocktail creations and upload them to Delectable!

Grey Goose

Vodka

The only thing I ever drink. Either this regular or the cherry one with cranapple juice. Love love love it! — 2 years ago

Fifth Generation, Inc.

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Ryan M
9.2

Summer Hours Begin!! 🍋🍋🍋🍋 — 3 years ago

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Kimberly Anderson

Kimberly Anderson

Great minds think alike @Ryan M ! Cheers!

Absolut

Vodka

Antoine Pin
9.2

This is always where the night ends! A staple! The go-to of all vodkas. $23 / 90pts — 6 years ago

Belvedere

Vodka

Very smooth with a slight berry flavor — 2 years ago

Reyka

Small Batch Vodka

I love my vodkas but this one takes the cake! It has a very strong almost moonshine scent to it with a hint of minerals. To be honest sort of tastes like that too, very smooth strong but not strong tasting and the hint minerals it like a fine water. It will take your martini s to the next level. Maybe dirty or try with a hibiscus flower in syrup and a little soda water. — 5 years ago

Joanna McClain
with Joanna

Distillerie Cointreau

Exclusive Limited Edition Triple Sec

Sweet And Strong. Feel Orange Peels) — 6 years ago