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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
Cocktail shaker
Martini Glass
Orange Zest
Add ice and water to the martini glass to chill it (alternatively just keep them in the freezer!).
Squeeze the two lime wedges into the cocktail shaker, discarding the flesh. Add the vodka, cointreau and cranberry juice.
Add ice and shake until you feel condensation on the outside of the shaker.
Discard the ice and water from the martini glass.
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!).
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.
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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