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Party Like It's 1999: The Perfect Cosmopolitan Recipe


If you're looking for the perfect summer drink, you need look no further. The Cosmopolitan is refreshing, tasty, and the perfect cocktail to sip on those warm summer evenings. Now, I know what you're thinkingwhat year is this? While it's true that most of us are no longer checking out all the hottest new clubs in our high-fashion wear, or discussing the latest Sex and the City episode over brunch with our girlfriends, our need for a liquid treat has not disappeared along with our youth and our ability to go braless. Or maybe that's just me.

As Carrie Bradshaw herself would say, "You can't stop being who you are because you're afraid." And who I am is a person who enjoys Cosmopolitans, even if they're as on-trend as Brazilian bikini waxes and nameplate necklaces.

But I say, let's bring back the Cosmopolitan! Why bother going to the club and paying $15 for a drink you can make at home for a fraction of the cost? Mix up a batch of these refreshing, pretty pink cocktails and curl up on the couch in your pajamas, watching Sex and the City rerunsManolo Blahniks and nightclubbing are overrated anyway. It's 2014, not 1999, and I'm tired!


1 1/2 ounces vodka
1/2 ounce Cointreau or triple sec
1/2 ounce lime juice
2 ounces cranberry juice

  Fill a martini shaker about 1/3 full with ice. Pour all ingredients into the shaker.

  Shake, pour, and serve! Repeat if needed.

Looking for some snacks to go with that Cosmo? Why not try my Kale Chips or my Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. Looking for something sweet to nibble on while you watch Sex and the City? Try my very sexy Gluten Free Chocolate Almond Butter Blondies!