1 1⁄2 oz Lemon vodka
1⁄2 oz Lime juice
1 wdg Lime

Shake, strain, straight up, cocktail glass. Garnish


Another version uses much more cranberry juice - 2:3/4:3/4:1-1/2

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Posted by Dan on 11/12/2010
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  • Use 1 oz cranberry juice and 3/4 oz lime juice
  • Nice balance when make with Toby Cecchini's recipe: https://punchdrink.com/recipes/cosmopolitan/ — ★★★★
  • This recipe is very far from what's published by IBA.
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Would use 1/2 oz of pure cranberry juice (like from Lakewood), for bitterness and red color, NOT the cranberry juice COCKTAIL from Ocean Spray et al. (Cranberry juice cocktail is mostly apple juice.)

The Cosmo was balanced around cranberry cocktail. I think pure cranberry juice is a good addition (and an excellent ingredient in its own right), but a vodka daisy bittered with cranberry is a different drink.

Tried with: 1 3/4 oz Lemon infused gin+ Fat 3/4 oz organic Cranberry juice ( unsweetened)+ Fat 3/4oz Lime juice+ 2/3 oz grand marnier+ 1/5 agave.

Good enough to make again.

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