How to Make a Cosmos Orange

A step-by-step guide on How to Make a Cosmos Orange. This refreshing drink is perfect for any occasion!

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A cosmos orange is a refreshing and easy-to-make drink that is perfect for any occasion. Made with fresh orange juice, vodka, and Triple Sec, this delicious cocktail is perfect for sipping on a hot summer day. While the traditional recipe calls for sweet and sour mix, we’ve lightened things up by using fresh squeezed orange juice and a splash of club soda.

What is a Cosmos Orange?

A Cosmos Orange is a type of orange that is grown in Greece. The fruit is small and has a deep orange color. The skin of the fruit is thick and the flesh is very juicy. The taste of the Cosmos Orange is sweet and tangy.

How to Make a Cosmos Orange

A cosmopolitan, or informally a cosmo, is a cocktail made with vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and lime juice. The cosmopolitan is a descendant of cranberry juice cocktails that have been made since the 1930s. The cosmopolitan is typically served in a cocktail glass.

Step One: Choose Your Orange

The best cosmos oranges are those that are slightly underripe, as they will be easier to juice. Avoid oranges that are too ripe, as they will be difficult to juice and may have a less favorable flavor. If you can’t find underripe oranges, you can use ripe oranges and simply add a bit more sugar to the recipe to offset the sweetness.

Step Two: Make the Simple Syrup

In a small saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil, stirring frequently until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
This will be the simple syrup that sweetens your drink. You can make a bigger batch and keep it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks to use in other cocktails or non-alcoholic beverages.

Step Three: Add the Cranberry Juice

Pour the cranberry juice into the shaker. You can use any type of cranberry juice, but we recommend using a 100% pure juice for the best flavor. If you’re using a sweetened cranberry juice, you may want to add less or no sugar to the drink.

Step Four: Garnish and Serve

Now that your drink is mixed, it’s time to garnish and serve. The classic garnish for a cosmos is an orange slice, but feel free to get creative. You could also use a lime wedge, cherry, or even a sprig of mint. Whatever you choose, be sure to add it to the glass before you serve.


In conclusion, making a cosmos orange is not difficult, but it does require some care and attention. Follow the steps outlined in this guide, and you should have no trouble making a delicious and refreshing drink that everyone will enjoy.

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