Modern Classic


Preptime: 3 minutes

Servings: 1

There is a fun story in this glass. Once there was a woman called Cheryl Cook (there still is, by the way, she is on Twitter as @cherylcookcosmo). Around the time when Absolut launched the citron vodka in 1987, Cheryl added a splash of cranberry juice to an Absolut Citron Kamikaze and served it up. The bar was called the Strand in Miami Beach and regulars included Patricia Field and Rebecca Weinberg, Emmy-winning Costumers of all of the Sex and The City shows and movies. When they started shooting the series they had to drink cosmopolitans, but the camera couldn't pick up the hazy pink color of the cocktail, so the set director had to change the color to the mailbox-red that became internationally famous. Lol.


  • Chilled coupette glass
  • Jigger / Measuring cup
  • Shaker
  • Strainer
  • Fine strainer


  • 4 cl Lemon infused vodka
  • 2 cl Cointreu
  • 2 cl Cranberry juice
  • 2 cl Lemon juice
  1. Prepare a chilled coupette glass
  2. Pour ingredients into shaker
  3. Fill shaker with ice
  4. Shake firmly until dewy
  5. Fine strain into chilled coupette
  6. Garnish with orange twist

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