Absolut vodka // cointreau // cranberry juice // lime

The Cosmopolitan is a sharp, punchy cocktail. I really love the taste of cointreau, a little goes a long way with this one. The sharpness of the cranberry is what this ones all about, with underlying flavours of the Finlandia vodka running through. 

If you are using your box to make 12 cocktails, you'll need 25ml of vodka, 100ml of cranberry juice, a quarter of a fresh lime and a dash of cointreau. If you want to make 6 stronger cocktails, I would recommend upping to 50ml of vodka and just adding another dash of cointreau. It's a taste preference, you're the creator, so just see how you go! 

  1. Add 25ml of vodka to your jam jar.

  2. Add a quarter of a lime, giving it a good squeeze as you drop it into the jar.

  3. Fill the jar with ice. You want this to be to the top of the jam, but so that you can also get the lid on. 

  4. Add a dash of Cointreau (remember if you are making 12 cocktails, then this will need to go 4 ways - a little is enough as its a powerful flavour).

  5. Add 100ml of cranberry juice

  6. Put the lid on and give it a good shake!

  7. You can add a peice of lime to the top for decoration. I don't squeeze mine to prevent acidic flavours dominating the cocktail, I let it sit on the top. I usually create a lime wheel!

  8. Put a straw in and enjoy.