This Cosmo Recipe can be made for one, or for a crowd! Learn how to make a Cosmopolitan, a classic cocktail consisting of vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and lime juice. Whether you want to make one for yourself, for you and a couple of friends, or for a whole party, this cosmopolitan recipe makes it easy. It’s the perfect mix of sweet, sour, and tart, a cocktail I just can’t get enough of!
Cosmo Recipe for a Crowd
This Cosmo recipe takes the classic cocktail and makes it easy to serve at parties. Learn how to make a Cosmopolitan for one, or for a crowd!
A Cosmopolitan cocktail is one of those drinks I’ll never get tired of. It’s such a fun drink and it packs a punch. It’s the perfect mix of sweet, sour, and tart, leaving it with a nicely balanced flavor profile.
This is the best Cosmo recipe for a crowd. It has just the right mix of ingredients to keep the flavor in tact, while still making enough to serve up to 6 people. You can make a whole pitcher of this Cosmopolitan recipe, set it in the refrigerator until party time, and then shake and serve each one individually! So much easier than making one drink at a time while the party is already underway.
Learn how to make a Cosmopolitan with this easy cocktail recipe, and you’ll be able to make a single serving or a 6 servings! You’ll get the same great taste either way, and you’ll have your new go-to cocktail.
Learn how to make a Cosmopolitan cocktail with this easy Cosmo recipe for a crowd!
Cosmopolitan Cocktail Ingredients
What’s a cosmopolitan cocktail? If you’ve never had this classic drink, you’re missing out! The cranberry orange citrus flavor of this drink is absolutely delicious. It’s a little bit sour, a little bit sweet, and a little bit tart, but it’s all balanced out perfectly. The ingredients are really the perfect mix of flavors.
Cosmopolitan Cocktail Ingreidents:
- Citrus Vodka
- Cranberry Juice
- Lime Juice
How to Make a Cosmopolitan (for a crowd)
Whether you want to make a Cosmo for yourself, for you and a couple of friends, or for a whole party, this easy Cosmo recipe is for you. Learn how to make a Cosmopolitan for one or for 6 (or more). There’s no reason to make a bunch of individual drinks when you can just make a whole pitcher. Although you do need to give a quick shake to each one before serving!
How to Make a Cosmo for a Crowd:
- Combine vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, & lime juice in a pitcher and stir
- You can store the mixture in the fridge until ready to serve
- Pour a single serving into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake
- Pour into a glass and garnish with an orange twist (or a flamed orange peel for the perfect presentation!)
If you want to make a single serving of this easy Cosmo recipe, just add your ingredients straight into the shaker, shake it up, and pour.
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How do you make a good cosmo?
Just follow this easy Cosmo recipe! The trick is adding the right amount of each ingredient to make sure the flavor profiles are perfectly balanced. I created this Cosmo recipe for a crowd with that in mind.
A few more tips to keep in mind:
- Make sure you shake and serve each drink individually, even if you make it in a pitcher beforehand. That is an important step to a good Cosmo.
- If you really want to perfect it, make sure you try making the Flamed Orange Peel!
- Serving in a chilled glass makes all the difference.
This is definitely the best Cosmo recipe for a crowd. If you’re preparing cocktails for a party or a group, make sure you follow this easy Cosmopolitan recipe to get it just right!
See the recipe card below for details on how to make a Cosmpolitan (for one or for a crowd). Enjoy!
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Cosmo Recipe for a Crowd
This is the best Cosmo recipe for a crowd. Make them in a pitcher, then shake each one before serving. Learn how to make a Cosmopolitan for one or for a whole party!
For individual servings
- 1 ounce Citrus vodka
- ¾ ounce Cointreau
- ½ ounce cranberry juice
- ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 orange zest twist or orange wheel
If making 6 servings (a pitcher)
- 1 cup Citrus vodka Citroen, such as Ketel One
- ¾ cup Cointreau
- ½ cup cranberry juice
- ¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- 6 Orange zest twists 1 per cocktail *See Note
For Individual Servings
Add all the ingredients except orange peel to a shaker and fill with ice.
Shake, and strain into a chilled coupe or martini glass.
Garnish with a flamed orange peel or orange wheel. (see note)
If Making for a Crowd (6 servings)
Stir all ingredients except orange peel into a large pitcher.
When ready to serve, add ice to a cocktail shaker and shake each serving before pouring into a martini glass.
Garnish with a flaming orange wedge (see note)
*Note: If wanting to add a Flamed Orange Peel to each Cosmopolitan, please watch this video a couple of times before trying the technique. It is slightly tricky, but a fun thing to do when serving Cosmopolitans.
To make the Flamed Orange Peel: For every serving, cut a 1×2-inch slice of peel off an orange (try to get just a small amount of orange pith on the slice). Hold a lit match under the peel (with the orange side of the peel directly over the cocktail) and squeeze the peel until a small amount of orange oil is released. The oil will flame very quickly and then die down. Drop the orange peel in the cosmopolitan and serve immediately. Enjoy!
Cosmo Recipe for a Crowd
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Sodium 3mg 0%
Potassium 36mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Vitamin A 0.2%
Vitamin C 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.