Food & Drink

Whip Up a Classic Cosmopolitan (or Three) this Valentine's Day

There’s a lot of … static around the Cosmopolitan. No fewer than three bartenders claim to have invented the drink (the nod usually goes to Tony Cecchini of NYC’s Odeon, in 1987); the cocktail's original recipe got gradually corrupted as it grew in popularity in the late 1990s (thanks to a certain TV show featuring four NYC women); and drinks nerds look down on the pink-hued concoction.

But now that the dust has settled, it’s time to hit reset: Made properly, with fresh lime juice, tart cranberry, and a touch of orange–y Cointreau, the Cosmopolitan is a quality, balanced cocktail.

Whip one up for your SO this Valentine’s Day and see:

Ingredients |

  • 1.5 oz citrus vodka
  • .5 oz Cointreau
  • .75 oz cranberry juice
  • .25 oz fresh lime juice

Method |

  • Add vodka, Cointreau, cranberry juice, and lime juice to a shaker tin with ice.
  • Shake to combine and chill.
  • Strain into a chilled Coupe glass and garnish with an orange twist.