Cocktail College


The Cosmopolitan

Season 1, Ep. 35

In the midst of what some people (namely host Tim McKirdy) are describing as a “Cosmopolissance,” we sit down with the drink’s inventor Toby Cecchini to discuss how he developed the cocktail, its changing status over time, and — of course — how to perfect its preparation. Listen on (or read below) to discover Cecchini’s Cosmopolitan recipe — and don’t forget to subscribe! 


Toby Cecchini’s Cosmopolitan Recipe 



- 1 ½ ounces Absolut Citron 

- ¾ ounce Cointreau 

- ¾ ounce fresh lime juice 

- ¾ ounce Ocean Spray Cranberry 

Garnish: lemon twist 



1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. 

2. Shake until cold and strain into a chilled Coupe glass. 

3. Garnish with lemon twist. 


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