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Cosmopolitan Cocktail (Dale DeGroff's recipe)

Cosmopolitan Cocktail (Dale DeGroff's recipe) image


Orange zest twist (flamed)

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shot Ketel One Citroen BUY
½ shot Triple sec liqueur
1 shot Cranberry juice
¼ shot Freshly squeezed lime juice

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How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.


This is the definitive Cosmo recipe from the man most associated with the drinks development and popularity.


This recipe is from Dale's 2002 'The Craft of the Cocktail' where he also explains that while he did not invent the Cosmopolitan, in his own words, "What I did do was popularize a definitive recipe that became widely accepted as the standard."

For information on the origin of the Cosmopolitan and numerous other Cosmo recipes, please see our Cosmopolitan Cocktail encyclopedia entry.

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