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Happy Hour: Classic Cosmo

If you’ve got Valentine’s Day dinner plans, solidify your menu with a classic drink. A Cosmo is a sophisticated and dressed-up cocktail choice, and is sure to impress your date or pals. If you’re looking for a virgin variety, swap out the alcohol with seltzer for an equally as pretty-pink presentation!

 Classic Cosmo 

Makes 1 cocktail


Ingredients:

Classic Cosmo:

  • 3 to 4 ice cubes
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 3/4 oz Cointreau
  • 2 oz cranberry juice
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • Lime twist for garnish (optional) 

Creating the Cosmo:

  1. Combine ice cubes, vodka, Cointreau, cranberry juice, and fresh lime juice in a cocktail shaker or glass. Shake vigorously for 10 to 15 seconds until the shaker is cold.
  2. Strain into a martini glass, garnish with a lime twist, and enjoy!