Winter White Cosmo – a fun seasonal twist on the classic Cosmopolitan cocktail. Fruity, tart, slightly sweet and delicious. Great for your holiday parties!
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I love coming up with cocktails for different seasons. This Cranberry Moscow Mule is a great drink to serve at your holiday get togethers. There is just something about cranberries or even pomegranate that seems to belong in winter drinks. And when you are throwing holiday parties it is nice to have an easy drink recipe to share with your guests.
I love a good classic Cosmo drink, so why not mix it up a little and make it white for winter. The secret ingredient? White Cranberry Juice! You get all the taste of your favorite cocktail in a fun and festive new way.
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The only white cranberry juice I can find is by Ocean Spray. You can check the product locator on their site to see where it is available near you. I could find it in a couple grocery stores near me all year long. So this doesn’t just have to be made in the winter – nothing wrong with a white drink in the middle of summer!
What is in a Cosmo
- Vodka – you can use original if that is what you have, but cranberry or citrus flavored vodka makes for even better version of this drink
- Triple Sec – or other orange flavored liqueur
- Fresh lime juice – trust me and squeeze fresh limes, skip the bottled stuff.
- Simple syrup – just a little bit to taste, depends on how sweet you like your drinks
- White cranberry juice – gives it that winter white color
This winter white cosmo is super simple to make. I like to use a cocktail shaker, but if you don’t have one don’t worry. You can just mix the ingredients in a glass and stir well to combine. Using a cocktail shaker that is full of ice makes sure the drinks is super cold, which is the best way to enjoy it.
The recipe is written for just two drinks, but you can easily double, triple or even more to make for a crowd. Just mix all of the ingredients together in a pitcher. You can fill the pitcher with ice and store in the fridge if serving quickly (you don’t want the ice to melt and water down the drinks) or you can even store in the freezer for couple of hours. There is enough alcohol in the recipe, it should not freeze.
This white cosmo is super easy to make and everyone is going to love the fun twist on this classic martini. This French Martini has long been a favorite, but this is so fun when having winter parties.
The fresh cranberries are a great garnish so that people know what they are drinking. I thread them on toothpicks for this drink and balanced the on the side of the glass. But you could just float a few in each glass or even use sugared cranberries for a little sparkle! Either way, this will definitely be a hit at your next party.
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Even more winter cocktail recipes
- Holiday Wine Spritzer
- Cranberry Mimosa
- Blue Margarita
- Winter Sangria
- Spike Hot Apple Cider
- Red Wine Spritzer
- Cranberry Mojito
- Vodka Cranberry with Lime
- Pomegranate Vodka Gimlet
- 3 oz vodka (regular, citrus or cranberry flavored)
- 1 oz triple sec
- 1 oz fresh lime juice
- 1/2 oz simple syrup
- 6 oz white cranberry juice
- fresh cranberries for garnish
- Add all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker over ice.
- Shake until very cold then pour into martini glasses
- Garnish with cranberries if using
Amount Per ServingCalories 213 Total Fat 0g Saturated Fat 0g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 7mg Carbohydrates 25g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 2g Sugar 18g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 1g