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Bridal shower tipple - the perfect cosmopolitan

The world's vodka brands should definitely have paid Carrie et al for their services to the cosmopolitan; every time we think of the sharp taste and beautiful look of this vodka-based cocktail, we think of Sex and the City! It's definitely a great drink to enjoy with friends - if you make it right, it's neither too sweet nor too sour and it looks great as part of your bridal shower photo set!

You don't even really need a cocktail shaker (but it can add panache; if you do use one, you need to divide your portions by four and do each one separately!), some fresh limes (this is important - bottled lime juice is just not nearly as nice!) as well as the required liquids. The orange peel is a nice touch that looks great, and the zesty flavor can sweeten up the taste of the vodka, but it's not mandatory so if you forget your oranges, don't panic!

Ingredients (serves 4)

1 cup vodka

1/4 cup triple sec

1/3 cup cranberry juice

2tbsp-tbsp fresh lime juice

4 2-inch orange peels 

Directions

  • If you're using a cocktail shaker, fill it with ice and add (one quarter of!) your liquids. Shake to combine then strain into a glass. Otherwise?
  • Mix your liquids in a pitcher and stir to combine.
  • Refrigerate until you're ready to serve!
  • Peel the orange into a little twist over the cocktail glass (so any escaping oils don't go missing) and use as a garnish. Ta-da!

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