Best Cosmo Recipe for a Crowd (How to Make a Cosmopolitan)

This Cosmo Recipe can be made for one, or for a crowd! Learn how to make a Cosmopolitan, a classic cocktail consisting of vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and lime juice. Whether you want to make one for yourself, for you and a couple of friends, or for a whole party, this cosmopolitan recipe makes it easy. It’s the perfect mix of sweet, sour, and tart, a cocktail I just can’t get enough of!

Best Cosmo Recipe for a crowd! 3 cosmopolitan cocktails

Cosmo Recipe for a Crowd

This Cosmo recipe takes the classic cocktail and makes it easy to serve at parties. Learn how to make a Cosmopolitan for one, or for a crowd!

A Cosmopolitan cocktail is one of those drinks I’ll never get tired of. It’s such a fun drink and it packs a punch. It’s the perfect mix of sweet, sour, and tart, leaving it with a nicely balanced flavor profile.

This is the best Cosmo recipe for a crowd. It has just the right mix of ingredients to keep the flavor in tact, while still making enough to serve up to 6 people. You can make a whole pitcher of this Cosmopolitan recipe, set it in the refrigerator until party time, and then shake and serve each one individually! So much easier than making one drink at a time while the party is already underway.

Learn how to make a Cosmopolitan with this easy cocktail recipe, and you’ll be able to make a single serving or a 6 servings! You’ll get the same great taste either way, and you’ll have your new go-to cocktail.

Learn how to make a Cosmopolitan cocktail with this easy Cosmo recipe for a crowd!

How to make a Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan Cocktail Ingredients

What’s a cosmopolitan cocktail? If you’ve never had this classic drink, you’re missing out! The cranberry orange citrus flavor of this drink is absolutely delicious. It’s a little bit sour, a little bit sweet, and a little bit tart, but it’s all balanced out perfectly. The ingredients are really the perfect mix of flavors.

Cosmopolitan Cocktail Ingreidents:

  • Citrus Vodka
  • Cointreau
  • Cranberry Juice
  • Lime Juice

Making a flamed orange peel for a cosmopolitan cocktail

Classic cosmopolitan with a flamed orange peel

Easy cosmo recipe

How to Make a Cosmopolitan (for a crowd)

Whether you want to  make a Cosmo for yourself, for you and a couple of friends, or for a whole party, this easy Cosmo recipe is for you. Learn how to make a Cosmopolitan for one or for 6 (or more). There’s no reason to make a bunch of individual drinks when you can just make a whole pitcher. Although you do need to give a quick shake to each one before serving!

How to Make a Cosmo for a Crowd:

  1. Combine vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, & lime juice in a pitcher and stir
  2. You can store the mixture in the fridge until ready to serve
  3. Pour a single serving into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake
  4. Pour into a glass and garnish with an orange twist (or a flamed orange peel for the perfect presentation!)

If you want to make a single serving of this easy Cosmo recipe, just add your ingredients straight into the shaker, shake it up, and pour.

Recommended Products to make this Cosmo recipe

3 Cosmopolitan drinks

How to make a cosmo for one or for 6 people

How do you make a good cosmo?

Just follow this easy Cosmo recipe! The trick is adding the right amount of each ingredient to make sure the flavor profiles are perfectly balanced. I created this Cosmo recipe for a crowd with that in mind.

A few more tips to keep in mind:

  • Make sure you shake and serve each drink individually, even if you make it in a pitcher beforehand. That is an important step to a good Cosmo.
  • If you really want to perfect it, make sure you try making the Flamed Orange Peel!
  • Serving in a chilled glass makes all the difference.

Best cosmopolitan recipe

This is definitely the best Cosmo recipe for a crowd. If you’re preparing cocktails for a party or a group, make sure you follow this easy Cosmopolitan recipe to get it just right!

See the recipe card below for details on how to make a Cosmpolitan (for one or for a crowd). Enjoy!

If you like this easy Cosmo recipe, try these other tasty cocktail recipes too:

 

5 from 1 vote
Cosmo Recipe for a Crowd
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
This is the best Cosmo recipe for a crowd. Make them in a pitcher, then shake each one before serving. Learn how to make a Cosmopolitan for one or for a whole party!
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: big batch cosmos, cosmo, cosmopolitan cocktail
Servings: 6
Calories: 195 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin
Ingredients
For individual servings
  • 1 ounce Citrus vodka
  • ¾ ounce Cointreau
  • ½ ounce cranberry juice
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 orange zest twist or orange wheel
If making 6 servings (a pitcher)
  • 1 cup Citrus vodka Citroen, such as Ketel One
  • ¾ cup Cointreau
  • ½ cup cranberry juice
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 6 Orange zest twists 1 per cocktail *See Note
Instructions
For Individual Servings
  1. Add all the ingredients except orange peel to a shaker and fill with ice.

  2. Shake, and strain into a chilled coupe or martini glass.
  3. Garnish with a flamed orange peel or orange wheel. (see note)

If Making for a Crowd (6 servings)
  1. Stir all ingredients except orange peel into a large pitcher. 

  2. When ready to serve, add ice to a cocktail shaker and shake each serving before pouring into a martini glass.

  3. Garnish with a flaming orange wedge (see note)

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

*Note: If wanting to add a Flamed Orange Peel to each Cosmopolitan, please watch this video a couple of times before trying the technique. It is slightly tricky, but a fun thing to do when serving Cosmopolitans.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTdwdv0_k3k

To make the Flamed Orange Peel: For every serving, cut a 1x2-inch slice of peel off an orange (try to get just a small amount of orange pith on the slice). Hold a lit match under the peel (with the orange side of the peel directly over the cocktail) and squeeze the peel until a small amount of orange oil is released. The oil will flame very quickly and then die down. Drop the orange peel in the cosmopolitan and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Cosmo Recipe for a Crowd
Amount Per Serving
Calories 195
% Daily Value*
Sodium 3mg 0%
Potassium 36mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Sugars 12g
Vitamin A 0.2%
Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 0.2%
Iron 0.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Did you make this recipe?

Use the tag #thecookierookie when posting a photo of your recipe, and make sure to follow The Cookie Rookie on Instagram!

Shop This Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Let's Work Together!

We would love to discuss collaborating for unique recipe development, professional food photography, brand ambassadorship, and so much more. Get in touch for stats and rates. Let’s chat!

FREE EBOOK + Never Miss a Post!

Join our mailing list for all the easiest and most delicious recipes! Claim your FREE EBOOK, Favorite Easy Chicken Dinners!

    find more delicious recipes:

Get your FREE ebook

FAVORITE EASY CHICKEN DINNERS

favorite chicken recipes ebook free

and join our community of over 100,000 subscribers!

No, thanks!