Ginger Cosmo

The Ginger Cosmo cocktail is a variation on the popular cosmopolitan cocktail. Ginger is often combined with other “warm” ingredients like cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove to create a rich flavor. The first known recipe for this cocktail was published by Harry Craddock in 1930. He called it the “Ginger-Tickle” and it was an offshoot of the original cosmopolitan recipe. There are also some recipes that show up in bartending guides from the 1950s like The American Bar Guide (1955) and The Savoy Cocktail Book (1930). This cocktail is made with vodka, ginger liqueur, ginger sugar syrup, cranberry juice (red), lime juice (freshly squeezed), ginger bitters and triple sec.

Spirit Used


3 ounce Vodak
2 ounce Cranberry juice
1 ounce Lime juice
1 ounce Triple Sec
1 piece Ginger


1. Muddle ginger in a shaker.
2. Fill with ice cubes.
3. Add Vodka, cranberry juice, lime juice and triple sec
4. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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