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Video:How to Make 5 Cosmopolitan Variations

with Josh Finocchiaro

Cosmopolitan cocktails are an elegant drink, but you can easily serve them at your own party. Watch this how-to video from About.com to learn how to make 5 variations on the classic cosmopolitan cocktail recipe.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make 5 Cosmopolitan Variations

Hi, I’m Josh from Annie’s Cafe & Bar in Denver Colorado. I’m here for About.com to show you how to make 5 cosmopolitan variations.

Cosmo Cocktail:

To get started, I’m going to show you how to make a classic cosmopolitan. You will need: 1 1/2 oz vodka, 1 oz triple sec, 1/2 oz fresh lime juice, 1/4 oz, cranberry juice, and a lime wedge. Pour 1 1/2 oz vodka into an ice-filled shaker. Add 1 oz of triple sec. Now pour in 1/2 oz of fresh lime juice. Add 1/4 oz of cranberry juice. Shake very well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime and serve.

French Cosmopolitan Cocktail:

Next, I’m going to show you how to make a French cosmopolitan. You will need: 1/2 oz Grand Marnier, 1 oz citrus vodka, 1/4 oz lime juice, 1/2 oz cranberry juice, 1 drop Grenadine, and 1/2 oz sweet and sour Mix.Pour 1/2 oz Grand Marnier into an ice-filled shaker. Add 1 oz citrus vodka. Pour in 1/4 oz lime juice. Add 1/2 oz cranberry juice. Now add 1/2 oz of sweet and sour Mix. Shake this mixture very well and strain into a chilled large martini glass. Add a splash of grenadine into the middle of the cocktail and you are ready to serve.

Blue Cosmopolitan Cocktail:

Now, I’m going to show you how to make a blue cosmopolitan. You will need:1 oz Blue Curacao, 2 oz Citrus Vodka, 1 oz Sugar, 1/2 oz Grapefruit Juice, 1/2 oz simple syrup, 1 Maraschino Cherry. To begin, I will show you how to add a sugar rim to a cocktail glass. Turn it over and dip the rim in lime juice. then dip it in sugar. Now, pour 1 oz Blue Curacao into a shaker packed with ice. Add 2 oz of Citrus Vodka. Pour in 1/2 oz of grapefruit juice. Now add 1/2 oz of simple syrup, Shake this mixture very well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry and serve.

Rum Cosmo Cocktail:

Next, I’m going to show you how to make a rum cosmo. You will need: 1 1/2 oz rum, 1/2 oz triple sec, 3/4 oz cranberry juice, 1/4 oz lime juice. Pour 1 1/2 oz rum into an ice-filled shaker. Add 1/2 oz of triple sec. Now pour in 3/4 oz of cranberry juice. Add 1/4 oz of lime juice. Shake well Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime and serve.

Cosmoquila Cocktail:

Finally I’m going to show you how to make a You will need: 2 oz tequila, 1 oz triple sec, 1/2 oz lime juice, a splash of cranberry juice and garnish with a lime. Pour 2 oz of tequila into a shaker filled with ice. Add 1 oz of triple sec. Pour in 1/2 oz of lime juice, now add a splash of cranberry juice. Shake very well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime and serve. Thank you for watching, for more information, go to Food.About.com.

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