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Not Your Cosmo: A Cosmo Riff

Not Your Cosmo

A touch sweeter than the modern classic.

When a customer at JJ DAK requested a sweeter version of the Cosmopolitan, the bartender obliged, creating what quickly became the bar’s most popular cocktail. Their Not Your Cosmo riff gets sweetened with a syrup made from lime juice and cranberries.


  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 1 1/2 oz. limeade cranberry reduction
  • 1 oz. dry curaçao (JJ DAK uses Pierre Ferrand)
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
  • _________________________
  • limeade cranberry reduction
  • 6.4 oz. sugar
  • 4 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 4 oz. cranberry juice
  • Tools:shaker, strainer, fine strainer, saucepan
  • Glass:coupette
  • Garnish:lime wheel


Add all of the ingredients to a shaker, shake, then double strain it into the glass. Garnish.

Limeade Cranberry Reduction Combine all of the ingredients in a saucepan and put on low heat for about 15 minutes to reduce. Will keep refrigerated for up to a month.

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