A Twist on the Classic Cosmopolitan

A Twist on the Classic Cosmopolitan:  A Look into the Iconic Vodka-Based Cocktail


When it comes to classic vodka cocktails, the Cosmopolitan is undoubtedly one of the most famous. This cocktail rose to popularity in the 1990s and early 2000s, thanks in part to its frequent appearances on the hit TV show “Sex and the City.” The good news is, you don’t need to live in New York City to enjoy the Cosmopolitan. Let’s take a closer look at the Cosmopolitan and explore a unique twist on this classic recipe.

The Cosmopolitan is a simple cocktail with just a few ingredients:  vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and lime juice. Despite its simplicity, the Cosmopolitan has a complex flavor profile that is both sweet and tart. The origins of the Cosmopolitan are somewhat murky, with several different bartenders and bars laying claim to its creation. However, most sources agree that the cocktail likely originated in the 1980s or early 1990s.

Since then, the Cosmopolitan has become a staple at bars and restaurants worldwide. It’s easy to see why – the cocktail is refreshing, easy to make, and can be adapted to suit a variety of tastes. For example, some bartenders add a splash of orange juice to their Cosmopolitan for extra citrus flavor. Others swap out the traditional cranberry juice for other fruit juices, such as pomegranate or raspberry. Others use flavored vodkas to give their Cosmopolitan a unique twist.

One of the best things about the Cosmopolitan is its versatility. This cocktail can be enjoyed year-round and is suitable for various occasions, from casual happy hours to elegant dinner parties.

Our mixologists love putting their spin on classic cocktails, and the Cosmo is one of our favorites! Barmalade®’s Blood Orange Cosmopolitan Recipe is just one example of how we’re experimenting with new flavor profiles and ingredients to create unique and delicious cocktails. This fruity and slightly tart flavor combo pairs perfectly with the sweet and tangy taste of cranberry juice.

To make this Blood Orange Cosmopolitan, simply combine 1 oz of Blood Orange-Guava Barmalade® with 2 oz of vodka, 1 oz of white cranberry juice, and 1/2 oz of fresh lemon juice in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist for an extra touch of tart.

Try this twist on the classic Cosmopolitan!

Blood Orange Cosmopolitan

blood orange cosmo

1 oz Blood Orange-Guava Barmalade®
2 oz Vodka
1 oz White Cranberry Juice
½ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1 Lemon Twist (Garnish)

Combine all ingredients into a shaker, add ice and shake vigorously.
Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a lemon twist.

A Twist on the Classic Cosmopolitan

Barmalade®’s Blood Orange-Guava cocktail mixer is the perfect addition to the classic Cosmo, giving it a tropical twist and a burst of sweet, tangy flavor. Try making a Blood Orange Cosmopolitan at your next party or gathering and see how your guests react to this fun and fruity twist on a classic cocktail.

Using Barmalade® mixers makes creating cocktails at home quick and easy. With just a few simple ingredients and under a minute of preparation time, you can be sipping on a delicious cocktail and enjoying life. The all-natural ingredients used in Barmalade® mixers are delicious and made with real fruit, gluten-free, and contain no artificial preservatives or artificial colors.

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So, whether you are an experienced mixologist or just looking for a quick and easy way to impress your guests, Barmalade® mixers are the perfect solution. With their unique flavors and all-natural ingredients, Barmalade® mixers are a must-have addition to any home bar. So, grab a bottle of Blood Orange-Guava Barmalade® and start experimenting with new and exciting cocktail recipes today!

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And when it comes to Barmalade®, the benefits go beyond great taste. As an all-natural cocktail and drink mixer, Barmalade® is made with real fruit and botanicals, meaning you can enjoy delicious drinks without any artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. Barmalade® is also gluten-free, making it an excellent option for those with dietary restrictions. So not only can you create delicious cocktails with Barmalade® in under 1 minute, but you can feel good knowing that you’re using high-quality ingredients. Celebrate with a cheers to the best of life with Barmalade®. Learn more about our Barmalade®’s Blackberry Julep recipe here.

  • All Natural Ingredients
  • Made with More Fruit than Water (unlike most mixers)
  • Unique Flavor Combinations
  • Versatile – Mix with All Types of Spirits
  • Add Dimension to your Drink without the Effort and Extra Ingredients
  • No Need to Hand Muddle Fresh Fruit
  • Gluten-Free
  • Long Shelf Life
  • Can mix with alcohol and is perfect for mocktails too!


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