Skyy Vodka Cosmo – Totally Upscale!

Originally Posted On June 17, 2023 and Last Updated On

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Our Recipe for a SKYY® Vodka Cosmo

This is an Upscale take on the classic cosmo that uses Sky vodka, triple sec, lime juice, and cranberry juice. This four ingredient drink is easy to make and the Sky vodka does make a nice difference.

One thing to keep in mind is this SKYY® vodka cosmopolitan is only as good as the ingredients, so use fresh lime juice if you can. It would be a shame not to go all the way in making this a nice drink if you’re going to use a better vodka here.

And the same for the triple sec, make sure you’re using a good brand or make your own, it’s not difficult at all. I’ve actually created a list of the best triple secs to use for a cosmo here if you’re wondering.

And if you want to experiment with different types of cosmopolitan recipes, check out that page where I have a bunch of different types of cosmos.


SKYY® Vodka Cosmo

Yield: 1 Cocktail
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

An Upscale version of the classic cosmo, this uses premium ingredients including Skyy Vodka and fresh lime juice.


  • 1.5 oz Skyy Vodka
  • 0.75 oz triple sec
  • 0.75 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz cranberry juice


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice.
  2. Add Skyy Vodka, triple sec, lime juice cranberry juice to the shaker.
  3. Shake for 10-15 seconds.
  4. Strain the cocktail into a chilled martini glass.
  5. Garnish the cocktail with a lime wheel, wedge or twist.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 1 Serving Size 4 ounces
Amount Per Serving Calories 106Carbohydrates 12g

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Tools Needed

  • Cocktail shaker
  • Jigger
  • Strainer
  • Martini glass


  • Skyy Vodka: Skyy Vodka is a premium vodka that is made with American grains and water. It is quadruple distilled and triple filtered for a smooth taste.
  • Triple Sec: Triple sec is an orange-flavored liqueur and can either be homemade or use a good brand like Master of Mixes or something similar.
  • Lime Juice: The Lime juice in this cocktail should be freshly squeezed!
  • Cranberry Juice: Cranberry juice is a main component of this cocktail, so use a good brand. Believe it or not Amazon makes a decent brand, and it’s cheap! Or try a diet version.

Drink Type


Serving Size

1 drink – Approximately 4 ounces of liquid, plus ice.

Amount of Alcohol in the Drink

Approximately 3 ounces of alcohol per serving

Skyy Vodka Cosmo - Totally Upscale!

Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Chill the martini glass in the freezer before serving to keep the drink cool.
  • Adjust the sweetness by adding more or less cranberry juice according to your preference.
  • Use fresh lime juice for the best flavor.
  • Lightly shake the cocktail so it doesn’t get watered down.
  • Strain the cocktail into a chilled martini glass for the best presentation.

Glass and Garnish

The Skyy Vodka Cosmo is traditionally served in a chilled martini glass. It is garnished with a lime wheel, wedge or twist.

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.

Pink Cosmopolitan – This very pretty colored drink is made by substituting homemade pink lemonade for cranberry juice and is super easy to make!

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.

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  • Bill Allen

    I'm Bill Allen, the guy behind this site. I've been a bartender, bar owner and sitting on both sides of a bar for almost 35 years, so I have some experience in the whole mixology scene. And now I'm just building out my site with as much helpful content as I can share with you. Allen Bill

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