How to make a Christmas Cosmopolitan cocktail

Easy Christmas Cosmo Recipe


Feast your eyes on this easy Christmas Cosmo recipe! Cosmopolitans are the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season! You must try this holiday cocktail! It’s simple to make, with only four ingredients and a garnish! Get your shopping list together and grab your martini glass – we’re about to make a super simple holiday drink!

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Classic Christmas cocktails should be easy to make and use few ingredients.  We’re all way too busy during the holidays to be figuring out complicated recipes and drinks! I love an easy and impressive drink like this.  

What ingredients are in this Christmas Cosmo?

  • Vodka
  • Cointreau
  • Cranberry juice
  • Fresh lime juice

Steps to make a Christmas cosmo

This cocktail is super easy to put together.  Four ingredients and three steps.  Can you imagine anything easier?

Simply pour all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, shake for ten seconds, and garnish with lemon or lime zest (I prefer lime – for holiday color reasons).  However; you should choose whichever you like best.  That’s all it takes to make this Christmas Cosmo Recipe!

Where did the cosmopolitan come from?

The Punch has the entire history on the cosmo.  How it came to be, why it’s called the name that it is – all of the information that you need to learn about the cocktail!

What to pair this cocktail with for the holiday:

I have done all of the work for you! If you’re looking to perfectly pair cocktails and appetizers, check out my new digital cookbook, Holiday Sips! It has twenty different holiday cocktails and it tells you exactly what to pair them with! Check it out!


How to make a Christmas Cosmopolitan

Christmas Cosmo Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A four ingredient Christmas cocktail with three easy steps!


  • 3 oz vodka
  • 1 oz cointreau
  • 3 oz cranberry juice
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • Lemon or lime zest to garnish


  1. Pour all of your ingredients into a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake for 10 seconds until the cocktail is chilled.
  3. Garnish with lemon or lime zest.


This is the perfect cocktail for a holiday cocktail party! Make ahead of time and refridgerate!



More cocktail recipes:

Candy Cane Martini Recipe

Apple Cider Mimosa Recipe

Brandy Apple Punch



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