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How to make a Cosmopolitan cocktail

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Made super-famous by Carrie and the girls in Sex and the City the Cosmo is a great cocktail if made correctly.
What you'll need: 
2 Lime Wedges
30ml Vodka
15ml Cointreau
30ml Cranberry Juice
Ice
Cocktail shaker
Martini Glass
Orange Zest
Lighter
1: 
Add ice and water to the martini glass to chill it (alternatively just keep them in the freezer!).
2: 
Squeeze the two lime wedges into the cocktail shaker, discarding the flesh. Add the vodka, cointreau and cranberry juice.
3: 
Add ice and shake until you feel condensation on the outside of the shaker.
4: 
Discard the ice and water from the martini glass.
5: 
Strain the contents of the shaker into the glass (it should be a light pink colour NEVER red - if it's red you added too much cranberry juice!).
6: 
Use the zest of the orange to make an orange flambé (see my post linked below on the best way to do this). Discard the orange zest.
Tips: 
Citrus or lemon vodka work very well in the cosmo
For a 'Cointreaupolitan' (made famous by Cointreau) replace the vodka with more Cointreau!!

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