Originally Posted On May 10, 2023 and Last Updated On
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My Pink Cosmopolitan Recipe is SUPER Yummy!
Similar to the Blue Cosmo, the Pink Cosmo is another variation to the classic cosmopolitan. Owing to its pink color and sweet taste, the pink cosmopolitan is usually more popular among the ladies. But this doesn’t mean a man can’t drink one, I know I do!
The key to making this unique cocktail is substituting the cranberry juice for pink lemonade.
Now, you can use pre-made organic pink lemonade, but if you want more control over how sweet or tart you want your lemonade to be, I suggest you make your own. I’ve added the directions to the bottom of this page. Making your own lemonade is really easy and only takes a few minutes.
The best part is the lemonade is an important part of this drink, and if you’re using all your own ingredients, you can make the perfect drink as you control all the tastes that will go into your cocktail. And you’re able to use the freshest ingredients possible.
I also encourage you to use fresh lime juice rather than the bottled type. Again, having fresh lime juice and lemonade sweetened to your liking gives you total control and a drink that is bright and fruity and not too sweet, unless you choose it to be.
As far as presentation, you can really use any bar glasses you have on hand, but this looks bet in a chilled martini glass.
How to Make a Pink Cosmo
- 1.5 oz of Citron Vodka
- 1/2 oz of Triple-Sec
- 1/2 oz of Pink Lemonade
- Lime Juice
Chill a martini glass by adding some ice to the glass or placing the glass in a pile of ice. Do this first and by the time you’re done making your drink the glass will be perfectly chilled.
Fill a shaker halfway with ice and add citron vodka, triple-sec, pink lemonade, and a dash of lime juice.
Empty the martini glass.
Shake all the ingredients well that are in your shaker grab a strainer and strain the mixture into the chilled martini glass.
Garnish with a slice of lemon. Serve.
- 1.5 oz of Organic Citron Vodka
- 1/2 oz of Organic Triple-Sec
- 1/2 oz of Organic Pink Lemonade
- Lime Juice
- Chill a martini glass
- Fill a shaker halfway with ice
- Add citron vodka, triple-sec, pink lemonade, and a dash of lime juice
- Shake well
- Pour into the martini glass
- Garnish with a slice of lemon
Lemon Slice as a garnish - Optional
How to make Pink Lemonade
The following recipe is for 12 servings. But a guide rule of thumb to follow is to use is the following ratio:
Water: Cranberry Juice : Sugar/Styvia : Lemon Juice = 1 cup : 1 tablespoon : 1/3 cup : 1/3 cup
So here’s what you need.
- 2 cups of sweetener, be it sugar or styvia
- 9 cups of water
- 2 cups of fresh organic lemon juice
- 1 cup of organic cranberry juice
In a large glass pitcher, add the ingredients and stir until the sugar/styvia is dissolved. Serve over ice.
Some Yummy Cosmopolitan Variations
Pomegranate Cosmopolitan – This recipe doesn’t include any cranberry juice at all and uses pomegranate juice as opposed to cranberry juice to create a new refreshing twist.
Blood Orange Cosmo – Another play on this classic is taking out the cranberry for blood orange juice. The color is awesome and it gives a slightly different taste on regular orange juice. A must try cocktail!
Blue Cosmo Recipe – This beautiful blue cosmo recipe is great for any occasion and looks stunning with its electric blue color.
Grape Cosmo – This is the drink for those of you that love grape vodka! A twist on the classic, this is also one stunning looking cocktail.
Skyy Vodka Cosmo – Made with Skyy vodka, this is close to the classic with a smooth vodka to make it even yummier.
More Cosmo Stuff!
Types of Cosmopolitan Drinks – Check out all the variations you can make using many of the substitutions we’ve listed on this page.
Best Cranberry Juice for Cosmopolitan – When making a great cosmo, you should be using the best ingredients possible. See which juices are worth grabbing and which to leave at the store!
Substitutes for Cranberry Juice in a Cosmopolitan – Don’t want or have cranberry juice, no worries. Check out our article to find the best substitutions.