Cocktail recipe: Cosmopolitan

To make a cosmopolitan, you'll need:

  • 1 shot of vodka citron
  • 1 shot of orange liqueur (like Cointreau or Triple Sec)
  • Half a shot of cranberry juice
  • Juice of half a lime

Simply add all the ingredients into a cocktail mixer and shake with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass.

Traditionally a small piece of orange should be "flamed" across the top of the drink. This coats the drink in a citrus oil. To flame an orange:

  1. Using a sharp knife, cut a coin size piece of orange rind, trying to get as little of the white pith as possible
  2. Hold the orange twist over the cocktail, skin side out
  3. Warm the skin side gently with a lighter
  4. Hold the skin into the flame and let the oils fall into the drink
  5. Rub the skin along the rim of the glass and drop into the cocktail, pith side down

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