The best thing about the cosmopolitan is that it is extremely well constructed. Although it's a far cry from the martini, the balance of flavors that comes from mixing the tart lime juice, the semisweet cranberry juice cocktail and the sweet triple sec, and the extra dimension the citrus-flavored vodka adds, is sensational.
- Ice cubes as needed
- 2 fl. oz. citrus vodka
- 1 Tbs. triple sec
- 1 Tbs. cranberry juice cocktail
- 1 Tbs. fresh lime juice