Sex and the City (1998-2004) was groundbreaking. No one had ever seen anything like it before. No show before it centered on the lives of four single women in their 30s. It openly discussed sex, tackled relationship hits and misses, and showed real female friendship. It dictated fashion and set trends. We all tried to see which ones in our group was the Carrie, or the Charlotte. The show (let’s just skip the movies) left a lasting impression on the culture, and their influence even reached the drinking world, where they made the Cosmopolitan the ultimate go-to cocktail. This fruity, citrusy, sexy drink is something you can enjoy by yourself, but it would definitely taste better with a group of friends.



  • 45 ml vodka (Absolut Citron)
  • 30 ml Cointreau
  • 45 ml Cranberry juice
  • 10 ml lime juice


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add the vodka, Cointreau, and  cranberry and lime juices.
  3. Cover and shake vigorously to combine and chill. 
  4. Strain the cosmopolitan into a chilled martini glass.
  5. Twist the orange zest over  the drink and serve.

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