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Cosmopolitan Cocktail (1934 recipe)

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2 shot London dry gin
½ shot Triple sec liqueur
¾ shot Freshly squeezed lemon juice
¼ shot Raspberry syrup (1 juice to 1 sugar)

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How to make:

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


Reminiscent of a Sidecar and, depending on your syrup, well-balanced.


Adapted from the Cosmopolitan Cocktail recipe in the 1934 book, 'Pioneers of Mixing at Elite Bars'. This calls for "jigger Gordons' gin, 2 dashes Cointreau, juice of one lemon, teaspoon Raspberry juice", specifying the drink should be shaken and strained into "Glass No.4" (a 3½ oz goblet).

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

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