sex and the city definitely made the cosmopolitan a trendy drink. and with its blush pink hue, it's also a pretty drink. but it's also incredibly delicious. the key is the fresh lime juice. i'm convinced that fresh lime juice makes everything taste better.
i'm the kind of girl who prefers limeade over lemonade. i love its tart freshness. and basically anything and everything that has fresh lime juice is amazing. the best cosmopolitans in my opinion aren't the ones that are super pink. the cranberry juice shouldn't be the star here. i love cosmos with the barest hint on cranberry juice.
the original cosmopolitan recipe only includes a splash or two of cranberry. try it served in a chilled martini glass. on a hot day there is nothing quite like it.
original cosmopolitan recipe (adapted from the ultimate bar book):
1.5 ounces vodka (my vodka of choice is ocean vodka)
1.5 ounces triple sec
1 ounce fresh lime juice
1 to 2 dashes of cranberry juice
shake ingredients vigorously with ice. strain into chilled cocktail glass. garnish with lime twist
it's truly delightful.