Lushworthy Creations: The Edited Cosmo

For many of us, our introduction to the Cosmopolitan (or Cosmo) was through the HBO sitcom, Sex & The City. The popular, pink drink can easily be spotted on cocktail menus at bars and restaurants across the country.

While the original Cosmopolitan recipe was created by mixologist/author Toby Cecchini in the late 80s, you’ve likely come across a gazillion, tragic recreations of the Cosmo. Which is ironic given that the Cosmopolitan is really a simple cocktail to make. Cecchini’s recipe merely calls for Absolut Citron Vodka, Cointreau, fresh lime juice and Ocean Spray cranberry juice.

Now if I can do a big of bragging, I’ve actually had the honor of indulging in a Cosmopolitan made by Toby Cecchini himself, and it was amazing. His Cosmo was everything a cocktail should be: boozy, impactful, easy on the eyes.

This week, I was pretty set on recreating this classic Cosmopolitan recipe, but in the unkind spirit of quarantine, I didn’t have all the necessary ingredients. And chances are you probably don’t either. So, I introduce to you The Edited Cosmo! A recipe by moi. And below The Edited Cosmo recipe, you’ll also find the recipe to Cecchini’s Cosmopolitan.

The Edited Cosmo


1.5 oz. Vodka

1.5 oz. Cointreau

1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

1.5 oz. Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice

2 Dashes Lemon Bitters


Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with lime peel.



2 oz. Absolut Citron

1 oz. Cointreau

1 oz. fresh lime juice

1 oz. Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice

Lemon peel for garnish


Pack your martini glass with ice cubes to chill. Pour ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake for about 20 seconds. Dispose of the ice cubes in your martini glass. Strain contents of your shaker into your martini glass. Garnish with lemon peel.

One thought on “Lushworthy Creations: The Edited Cosmo

  1. Thanks for the taste test! It was amazing! Gonna find this Cointreau you speak of and try it myself!!!!

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