The classic Cosmopolitan is not only the perfect drink for celebrating with girlfriends but also a great cosmopolitan shot to take! The refreshing blend of cranberry juice, vodka, and orange liqueur with a twist of orange and lime is always welcome.
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Are you a young adult of the late 90’s? I fall into that category so naturally, that means I have watched the TV show Sex in the City. Don’t lie and tell me that you haven’t seen at least one episode!
I’ll let it slide if you haven’t because I know that you have at least heard of the show.
One thing that always happened during the show was a lunch or dinner gathering of the ladies over cocktails.
The Cosmopolitan or “Cosmo” was always the drink of choice. A mixture of simple ingredients yet layered with flavors and very potent at solving whatever issue they were currently having in their life.
But who needs a whole one when you can have just a shot!?!
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- orange liqueur
- cranberry juice
- fresh lime juice
- orange zest
HOW TO MAKE A COSMOPOLITAN SHOT
FIRST: Mix all the cocktail ingredients in a cocktail shaker or large glass. Add a few ice cubes to chill it down.
THIRD: Dip the shot glass rim, where the orange rind was rubbed, into the sugar and orange zest combination.
FOURTH: Strain your cocktail into the shot glasses. Enjoy with friends!
Usually served in a martini glass, the pink hue that reflects off the glass is instantly recognized. If you stare at it long enough, it will have you craving one of these tart cocktails too.
For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
IS TRIPLE SEC THE SAME AS COINTREAU?
Yes, they are all orange liqueur. Cointreau is just a specific brand of orange liqueur, but it does have a higher alcohol content that the other orange liqueurs.
WHAT IS THE BEST VODKA FOR A COSMOPOLITAN?
Because it is the main ingredient in the cocktail, I would pick a vodka that you like to drink. I prefer Tito’s because it’s smooth and inexpensive.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A MARTINI AND A COSMOPOLITAN?
They may seem to be the same but there are a few key differences. Martinis are traditionally made with gin although they can contain vodka. They also have vermouth and are are served very cold. Cosmos are only made with vodka and cranberry juice.
Grab your girlfriends and have a great time together. Don’t forget the”Cosmo” Cosmopolitan shots!
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For the Cosmopolitan Shots
- 2.5 ounces vodka
- 1 ounces of orange liqueur
- 1/4 cup cranberry juice
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
Orange Sugar Rim
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
Prepare the Cosmopolitan Shot
- Mix all the cocktail ingredients in a cocktail shaker or large glass.
- Add a few ice cubes to chill it down.
Prepare the orange zest sugar garnish
- Add the zest to the sugar and pour on a flat plate or piece of parchment paper.
Prepare the shot glasses
- While the cocktail is chilling, rub a small piece of orange rind on the rim of your shot glass.
- Dip the shot glass rim, where the orange rind was rubbed, into the sugar and orange zest combination.
Assemble the cosmopolitan shots
- Strain your cocktail into the shot glasses.
- Enjoy with friends!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 76Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 0g
This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.
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