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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

The Recipe: 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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38 comments on “White Cosmopolitans”

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  2. I love how it turned out! The combination of flavors is so good!

  3. This is such an elegant cocktail! It is bright and fresh and perfect for a special dinner!

  4. I get something like this at a restaurant I love and then they closed! Now I can make one for myself at home!!!

  5. This is one of favorite cocktails, it’s perfectly balanced.

  6. 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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