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White Cosmopolitans

White Cosmopolitans: A smooth twist on the classic made with white cranberry juice. 

When I entertain, I love to have a festive cocktail, and this exquisite Cosmopolitan recipe fits the bill perfectly. Top with fresh cranberries for a holiday specialty drink!

White Cosmopolitans in a martini glass

Cocktail Day

Welcome to Cocktail Day, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic, Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake, and Donna of Cookistry. We are raising our glasses to toast you all with some unique and delicious cocktails and mocktails in anticipation of the Big Game and Valentine’s Day. 

White Cosmopolitans in a martini glass topped with fresh cranberries


Tips for Making a Festive Holiday Cocktail

My real-life friends know I get pretty loopy if I drink more than one glass of wine, one of the perils of being a skinny chick. But when I entertain, I love to have a festive, specialty cocktail. These exquisite white cosmopolitans are a twist on the classic cosmopolitan cocktail, which contains vodka, lime juice, and orange liqueur like Cointreau or Grand Marnier, and vodka.

  • For martinis, these babies are so smooth and tasty. Just be sure to use a top-shelf vodka and a lovely orange liqueur.
  • The white cranberry juice can be difficult to locate, but worth the extra stop at your larger grocery store.
  • These white cosmos are clear and rather lackluster without a garnish. A slice of lime, some fresh cranberries, or even Martha Stewart’s idea of a small white orchid (make sure it is pesticide-free) make for a much more festive cocktail!
  • When serving a potent cocktail like these cosmopolitans, make sure to have plenty of munchies available to slow absorption.
White Cosmopolitans garnished with a slice of lime

White Cosmopolitans

I’m delighted to be joining up with some of my blogger pals today to share cocktail recipes…just in time for your Super Bowl festivities. I’ve had these White Cosmopolitans in my files for over a decade.

I spotted them on Martha Stewart’s website, garnished with a simple, small white orchid. That spectacular image stayed with me for years.

Now I’m thrilled to know that these white cosmopolitans taste as marvelous as they look. But beware, as with all martinis, they pack a punch. So please sip responsibly.

More Festive Cocktails

Depending on the season or occasion, there’s always an opportunity to serve a festive, specialty cocktail.

White Cosmopolitans from above with a bowl of garnishes


You may need these supplies to make this White Cosmopolitans recipe:

White Cosmopolitans

White Cosmopolitans

A gorgeous cosmo made with white cranberry juice! Adapted from Martha Stewart

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 2 servings


  • 1 cup white cranberry juice
  • 4 ounces vodka
  • 2 ounces Cointreau
  • Garnish of choice, cranberries, lime or edible flowers


  1. Add juice, vodka and Cointreau to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into two martini glasses. Garnish as desired.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cocktail

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 305Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 3gSugar: 22gProtein: 1g


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34 comments on “White Cosmopolitans”

  1. Honestly, I didn’t even know there was white cranberry juice out there! Such a lovely drink and it certainly makes the cosmo seem less girly this way!

  2. I love a good Bloody Mary but my favorite may be the Bengali gimlet at a local tavern.

  3. I raise my glass (most likely a can here:@) in your direction too! Enjoy the games:@)

  4. Pina coladas are my favorite!

  5. Who knew about white cranberry juice? Fun looking cocktail. I didn’t know there was a white version of the Cosmo. But now I do! Good job – thanks.

  6. This is such a lovely cocktail, Liz! I love white cranberry juice because it’s not as abrasive as red; I never thought to put it in a cocktail, but I totally dig it. Thanks for hosting and organizing this event–you ladies outdid yourselves! Cheers!

  7. That looks like such a great cocktail to sip on, so pretty. Thanks so much for hosting this fantastic #CocktailDay!! We all so appreciate it!!

  8. Your cocktail looks so sophisticated! Love it!

  9. Oh Liz your cosmopolitan looks so beautiful! And so naughty as a clear beverage. 🙂 Thank you for hosting #CocktailDay for us!

  10. Love your photos, they are all great. I enjoy a good cosmopolitan but I have a rule…no more than one and not in one of the huge glasses that you often see. 🙂

  11. What a beautiful looking drink, Liz. Very nice.

  12. Penicillin! great name too

  13. Oh yum. I haven’t had a Cosmo in aaaaages. I love the idea of making an all-white version… the bright red cranberries are such a pretty contrast!

  14. This cocktail sounds lovely Liz! Looks so pretty and festive with the cranberries 🙂

  15. My favorite is a Pena Colada.

  16. Irish coffee over ice !

  17. I had an “incident” with a cosmo at my 20th high school reunion. Well… perhaps it was more than one cosmo, or it might have even been 3 or 4 cosmos, I’m not quite sure. In any case, I have been cosmo-free for 10 years and this is the first cosmo in that time to turn my head!

  18. This drink looks so refreshing. I have not seen clear cranberry juice but I will look for it in the store. Thanks for hosting #cocktailday

  19. This is GORGEOUS!!!!! Wow!

  20. Love the white cranberry juice, this is supper elegant looking. Got to check out all the recipes.

  21. This is definitely going on my Valentine/Birthday dinner for sous chef list!

  22. I don’t I think I’ve ever seen white cranberry juice Liz. This cocktail looks so good. I love this cocktail event that’s going on. So much fun to follow!

  23. Margarita!!!

  24. Liz, your cocktail looks absolutely delicious! Yours is the first post I’ve read and now I see what a failure I am! I won’t go into the embarrassing details of my derailment but I appreciate your support and encouragement. It kept me from jumping off a tall building:) I am seeking help and hope to learn a few things so that I can participate in these things without embarrassing myself or descending into a shame spiral of self recrimination! Thanks for putting up with me!

  25. Lizzie, you’ve knocked another out of the park, this looks fab!

  26. A classic margarita with really good ingredients!

  27. I’m an “Old Fashion” kinda gal. 🙂

  28. How beautiful! We love white cosmos, maybe even with a touch of St. Germaine. 😉

  29. When I saw the first photo, my first thought was “everybody in the pool!” those are happy cranberries there 😉

    I’ve never had a white cosmo, but I might have to try it very soon.

  30. I just keep looking at this and smiling. It’s such a great drink, so pretty. Thanks again for doing this with me. I’m so happy we did this. I appreciate all the help.

  31. First? Where was I that I didn’t see this and second? Why wasn’t I invited? I worked hard for that title of booze Queen!! 🙂

    I just made a cocktail the other day that called for white cranberry juice; so exasperating trying to find it! So I left a message on the Ocean Spray Facebook page and they gave me a link to their store locator where you can search for which store has which product. Of course it was the only store I hadn’t tried!

    Beautiful cocktail Liz and I now have the goods!

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