The Creole Cosmo was invented in the 1980s by Bruce Schoenfeld, the head bartender of Jilly's Saloon on New York's Third Avenue. He named it for his girlfriend at the time, Cosmo Ann Taylor. It was popularized by Schoenfeld when he published its recipe in his book "The Cocktail Hour". Schoenfeld considered the Creole Cosmopolitan to be more "coastal" than its more famous counterpart, due to its use of cranberry.
It is a type of cocktail made with Absolut vodka, cranberry juice, and pineapple juice. The ingredients are shaken in a cocktail shaker with ice and then strained into a chilled martini glass. It is traditionally garnished with an orange peel.