Cosmopolitan Recipe

Cosmopolitan Recipe

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Cosmopolitan Recipe

Cosmopolitan Recipe. Chuck Coggins, a bartender at Marion’s Continental Restaurant and Lounge in downtown Manhattan, reportedly created this drink.  It is merely a variation on the popular Cosmopolitan, but the use of currant-flavored vodka makes it a drink unto itself.  The inclusion of sweetened lime juice in addition to fresh lime juice makes this drink overpoweringly sweet for some.  If you prefer a drier taste, cut the sweetened lime juice back to 1 1/2 teaspoons, but don’t omit it entirely because this drink does require some sweetness.

Recipe Courtesy of Williams-Sonoma. Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Guides, “The Bar Guide”, by Ray Foley (Time-Life Books, 1999).


  • Ice cubes
  • 2 1/2 fluid ounces Absolut Kurant vodka
  • 1 tablespoon sweetened lime juice, such as Rose's
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1 lime juice


  • 1 Fill a cocktail shaker two-thirds full of ice cubes. Add the vodka, sweetened lime juice, fresh lime juice and cranberry juice and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the lime wedge.
  • 2 Serves 1.


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