How to Make a Blue Cosmopolitan Cocktail

Published June 13, 2022
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  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, citron vodka, blue curaçao, white cranberry juice, and lime juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with lime wheel.

Blue Cosmo Variations and Substitutions

There's no need to stress if you're short an ingredient or if you want to get a little more creative with your blue cosmo.

  • Consider a blueberry vodka with a blue or purple hue to use as a base. If you can't find any in the store, consider infusing your own blueberry vodka at home.
  • Instead of blue curaçao, consider a blue raspberry liqueur for a sour and fruity blue cosmo.
  • To ease back on the citrus flavors, use plain vodka or experiment with an infused vodka such as coconut or vanilla flavor.
  • If you do want a bolder citrus flavor, use a lime or lemon vodka.
  • To cut the sweetness, use a little less blue curaçao or add a bit more lime juice.

Blue Cosmo-Worthy Garnishes

A blue cosmo garnish can be extravagant, grand, or understated to allow the blue martini to shine. Which way will you go?

  • Instead of a lime wheel, add an orange or lemon wheel. You can also consider using a citrus slice or wedge.
  • Use a citrus peel, ribbon, or twist for a pop of color without as much citrus touch.
  • Pierce three whole cranberries on a cocktail skewer.
  • Carefully flame an orange, lemon, or lime peel.

About the Blue Cosmopolitan

The blue cosmo, sometimes referred to as a Tiffany Blue cosmo, doesn't have much of a backstory as it's never quite gained the same notoriety as its parent cocktail, the cosmopolitan. Although if Carrie had spent her New York City days drinking a blue cosmo, the tables of popularity might be turned.

Unlike many popular cocktails, the cosmo didn't come to be until the mid-1980s but quickly shot to popularity a little over ten years later-a pretty quick turnaround for such a new cocktail. From there, the pink martini lead to many spinoffs, including the blue cosmo.

Why Wouldn't You Want a Blue Cosmo?

Enjoy a new view with a beautiful blue cosmo. This bright blue beauty loses none of the tasty tart flavors. Instead, it emphasizes those perfect citrus notes while sparkling like a diamond. What more could you ask for? How about some more blue curacao drinks? Yes, please! Not drinking alcohol? Try a tasty cosmopolitan mocktail.

How to Make a Blue Cosmopolitan Cocktail