At a recent blind tasting of Cosmopolitans, Sarah Morrisey’s version took first place. The combination of 1 ½ ounces of Stolichnaya lemon vodka, 1 ounce Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice Cocktail, ¾ ounce Cointreau, and ½ ounce lime juice, finished off with an orange twist (discarded) and a lime wedge was a standout.
- 1/2 ounce lime juice
- 1 ounce cranberry juice
- 3/4 ounce Cointreau
- 1 1/2 ounce lemon vodka, preferably Stolichnaya Citron
Garnish: orange peel, lime wedge
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin and shake with ice.
- Strain into a chilled couple.
- Express the orange peel and discard.
- Garnish with lime wedge.