Poolside Cosmos

Oh my fellow humans! These Poolside Cosmos are gooooooooooood. I made them at my cousin’s house and we were out in her backyard swimming so I put them over ice in plastic wine glasses rather than fancy martini glasses.

Still delicious. I also threw in a lime wedge because I love lime with cranberry juice and my cousin has a giant lime tree in her backyard.

I highly recommend Contessa Garten’s version of this once very trendy cocktail. 


  • 4 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
  • 4 ounces Cointreau liqueur  
  • 7 ounces cranberry juice cocktail, such as Ocean Spray
  • 7 ounces good vodka, such as Grey Goose
  • Ice
  • In a pitcher, stir together the lemon juice, Cointreau, cranberry juice cocktail, vodka, and egg white (if using). Fill a cocktail shaker half full with ice and pour enough of the drink mixture into the shaker to almost fill it. Shake the cocktail for a full 30 seconds (it’s longer than you think!) and strain into martini glasses. Serve ice cold.

Copyright 2012, Barefoot Contessa Foolproof by Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter/Publishers, All Rights Reserved

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