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Ginger Cosmopolitan

Ginger Cosmo Vodka Recipe

How to Make

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, and fill with ice. Shake well, and strain into a chilled martini/cocktail glass and garnish with lime, mint and cherry.


Makes one drink:

  • 1 ounce Vodka
  • 1 tsp Cointreau
  • 1 tsp Canton
  • 2 tsp Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1-1/2 ounce Cranberry Juice


Lime, cocktail cherry and mint

Prep Time

5 minutes if you're grating fresh ginger


  • Boston Shaker
  • Hawthorne Strainer
  • Knife
  • Martini Glass

Bartender Stories

Sian Ferguson-Nagan

Ginger is good for you. Cranberry juice is good for you. Lime juice protects you from scurvy. So this is a “healthy” drink. Really, it's a great variation on the traditional Cosmo if you just want to shake it up (pun intended) and try something different. This is a great food pairing cocktail, too. Not everyone wants wine or beer with dinner, so next time you're ordering in Thai or Chinese for dinner, mix up a couple of these and enjoy.