5 Cosmopolitan Variations To Try For Your Boozy Evening

Among all other refreshing cocktails, cosmopolitan is one of the most loved drinks for spring and summer. With its sweet and tangy punch, this mixed drink has made its place on the menu of bars as well house parties. Not overly sweet or too tart, cosmopolitan is perfect to please the whole crowd. Made without any complex steps, you can also shake it up in advance to save time.  

The primary ingredients of cosmopolitan are vodka, cranberry juice, triple sec (or Cointreau), and fresh lime juice. Originating in the year 1985 in Miami, this lovely drink has been a part of several experiments, and mixologists have come up with some amazing variations of this iconic cocktail. From a fruity twist to the addition of wine and other liquors, there are plenty of ways to transform cosmopolitan as per your preference.  

Original Cosmopolitan

This elegant cocktail can never become outdated. It is made with a refreshing blend of vodka, cranberry juice, triple sec and a hint of zesty lime. This sweet and tart drink loaded with a cooling kick of citrus flavour is commonly served in a chilled martini glass. To prepare the cocktail, combine vodka, lime juice, triple sec, cranberry juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well, serve it in a glass with the garnish of lime wedge and you are good to go. 

Pomegranate Cosmo 

This dazzling twist on cosmopolitan comes from the allure of bright pomegranate juice. Served in a martini glass with the garnishing of pomegranate seeds and lemon twist, it is extremely sophisticated and indulgent. The primary ingredients of this cocktail are vodka, lime juice and pomegranate juice. All you have to do is pour the liquors and juices in a shaker, combine until chilled and serve it in a glass with the garnish of lemon twist and pomegranate seeds. 

Peach Cosmo 

This is an excellent fusion of sweet and citrus flavours. Made with velvety peach nectar and crisp vodka, its charm can steal the show of any celebration. The allured peach hue and refreshing lime notes make this mixed drink a visually stunning and a flavourful choice. To make peach cosmo in your home bar, add all vodka, peach puree, triple sec and lime juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for a few seconds and enjoy chilled with the garnish of mint sprig and peach slice. 

Raspberry Cosmopolitan 

This variation of cosmopolitan is perfect for people who love bright and fruity cocktails. Being an ideal summertime drink, it has luscious taste along with the classic elements of cosmopolitan. Served in a chilled cocktail glass, this drink is garnished with fresh raspberries. The main ingredients you require to shake up this cocktail are cranberry vodka, cranberry juice, orange bitters and lime juice. 

Watermelon Cosmopolitan 

Whether in a swimming pool party or just chilling at home with a couple of friends, this drink is perfect to quench your thirst in all kinds of summer celebrations. The essence of juicy watermelon when combined with vodka, simple syrup, cranberry juice, triple sec and lime creates a delightful drink that nobody can deny. You can also garnish your cocktail with a thin slice of watermelon for a visual appeal.