The Cosmopolitan is a classic cocktail, and experienced a comeback after the release of «Sex and the City». This is a sweet and fresh vodka-based cocktail. But thanks to orange syrup and lemon juice, the strong taste of vodka is canceled out. the fruity Cosmopolitan is a best choice for modern women.

Step 1: You will need (for one portion):
— vodka — 40 ml / 1.3 oz
— Triple Sec syrup (or liqueur) — 20 ml / 0.7 oz
— cranberry juice — 30 ml / 1 oz
— half of a lemon
— lemon slice
— ice cubes
— crushed ice

Necessary utensils:
— martini glass
— shaker
— jigger
— ice tongs
— ice scoop
— ice bucket
— squeezer
— measuring cup

Step 2: Fill the glass with crushed ice to cool it.

Step 3: Fill the shaker with ice cubes.

Step 4: Measure 40 ml / 1.3 oz of vodka with the jigger and pour it into the shaker.

Step 5: Measure 20 ml / 0.7 oz of the Triple Sec syrup with the jigger and pour it into the shaker.

Step 6: Put half of a lemon into the squeezer and press to release juice into the shaker.

Step 7: Measure 30 ml / 1 oz of cranberry juice with the measuring cup and pour it into the shaker.

Step 8: Lock the shaker and shake it well, holding it with both hands by the bottom and by the cap. You should hold very tight or the shaker may open!

Step 9: Shake until the shaker has beads of sweat on the outside.

Step 10: Pour the mix from the shaker into the glass.

Step 11: Garnish with a lemon slice and a cocktail cherry.
The Cosmopolitan is complete!

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