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The popularity in the UK of the Cosmopolitan (or Cosmo as it's affectionately known) owes much to the 'Sex & The City' television series from the 1990's. It already had a certain popularity but the hit TV show propelled it into the 'must have' cocktail category. It became so well known that there were Cosmopolitan scented cosmetics, soaps and candles. The Cosmo has evolved since it was first created as a lemon-flavored vodka based long drink. It now stands comparison with a Cape Codder or the infamous Kamikaze cocktail.
Sleek and stylish, this is most definitely a drink for the sophisticated ladies, (but I know a few gentlemen who love to drink a few Cosmos on a Saturday night too). The creation of the Cosmopolitan Cocktail occurred during the 1970s, but it seems likely that several different people had the same idea at the same time. If you enjoy a Cosmo or have a different cocktail of preference we'd like to hear from you, in particular if you have can recommend a drink with a local connection.
If you're interested in making the increasingly popular Cointreaupolitan you might like to know it contains - 40 ml Cointreau, 20 ml lemon juice and about 25ml cranberry juice.
Cosmo Preparation Time: 2 Minutes
1 part vodka
1/2 part triple sec
1/2 part lime cordial
1/2 part cranberry juice
One strand of burnt orange
Ice cubes to taste
At the last county we found over forty drinks based on the Cosmo, some of the most popular include:
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