The cocktail for real Sex and the City fans!
Cosmopolitan Cocktail selber machen
stark (über 20%)
Post-Prohibition (1934 - 1979)
Created by:
Pioneers of Mixing at Elite Bars

For true fans of the Sex and the City series, the Cosmopolitan is more than just a cocktail. The drink accompanied the protagonists Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte through all the situations of life in the early 2000s. With this recipe for a real cosmo, you can make it in no time. Probably the best cocktail for a sex-and-the-city marathon!

The Cosmopolitan is one of the modern classics among cocktails and has a close relationship to sours. In its original form, the cocktail has existed since the mid-1930s. The modern and now popular version of the Cosmo, as it is also affectionately called, was created in the bar boom of the 90s. One story says that it was invented to celebrate Absolut Citron (lemon flavored vodka*).

  • Prep Time1 min
  • Cook Time1 min
  • Total Time2 min
  • Yield1 jar
  • Serving Size120 ml
  • Energy182 cal
  • Cuisine
    • amerikanisch
  • Course
    • Getränk
  • Cooking Method
    • Stir


For the Cosmopolitan

  • 50 ml lemon flavored vodka
  • 20 ml Cointreau
  • 1/2 organic lime (20 ml juice)
  • 30 ml cranberry juice
  • Ice cube


  • Stirring glass
  • Julep strainer*
  • small sieve
  • Martini glass


Wash the lime, cut in half and squeeze the juice from one half. Cut a thin slice from the other and set aside (garnish).
Add a good handful of ice cubes to the mixing glass. Vodka, Cointreau, lime juice and cranberry juice over the ice.
Add a good handful of ice cubes to the mixing glass. Vodka, Cointreau, lime juice and cranberry juice over the ice.
Using the julep strainer, strain the drink through a fine sieve into the pre-chilled(!) martini glass and garnish with a slice or zest of lime. Your homemade Cosmopolitan is ready.

If you find the lemon flavor too artificial or dominant, you can resort to regular vodka. If you prefer a more elegant lemon note, you can add another 20 ml of lemon juice to the neutral vodka in the mixing glass.

  • Nährwerte

  • 1 servings per container
  • Serving Size120 ml
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories182
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat0.3 g78 g0.38%
  • Total Carbohydrate12.2 g275 g4.44%
  • Total Sugars6.4 g
  • Protein0.1 g50 g0.2%
  • Calcium6.6 mg1300 mg0.51%
  • Iron0.1 mg18 mg0.56%
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)9.4 mg90 mg10.44%
  • Vitamin E (Tocopherol)0.1 IU33 IU0.3%
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)0.01 mg1.2 mg0.83%
  • Magnesium1.2 mg420 mg0.29%
  • Alkohol20.8 g

The Cosmopolitan Cocktail: A timeless classic

The Cosmopolitan cocktail, also affectionately known as “Cosmo”, is a refreshing and elegant cocktail that has become an icon of cocktail culture over the years. In this paper, we will delve deeper into the history, ingredients, variations, and cultural significance of the Cosmopolitan.

The history of Cosmopolitan

The origin of the Cosmopolitan is disputed, and various sources trace the cocktail’s origins to different people and places. Here are some of the most popular theories:

Prohibition: One of the earliest versions of Cosmopolitan dates back to the 1920s, during Prohibition in the United States. During this time, many cocktails were created to mask the taste of the often low-quality, illegally produced alcohol.

The 1970s: Another theory is that the Cosmopolitan was invented in the 1970s by a bartender named Neal Murray in Minneapolis. Murray’s version of the cocktail consisted of vodka*, triple sec*, rose lemonade and a splash of lime juice.

The 1980s: The most famous version of the Cosmopolitan today was reportedly created in the 1980s by a bartender named Toby Cecchini at the Odeon Bar in New York City. Cecchini developed a modern variation of the cocktail by adding cranberry juice and replacing the rose lemonade with Cointreau.

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