A light and sparkling take on one of our favorite cocktails, the cosmopolitan. Tips for making this for a crowd are below. If you prefer slightly sweeter cocktails, consider add dash of simple syrup to the cocktail. One 750-ml bottle of champagne will serve 10 to 12 people.
1 1/2 ounces vodka (we like Stoli, Grey Goose and Ketel One)
1/2 ounce triple sec or Grand Marnier
1/2 ounce cranberry juice
1/2 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
Dash simple syrup or agave, as needed, see our recipe for making simple syrup
2 ounces chilled dry champagne or sparkling wine
Combine vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, lime juice, and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake until very cold. Taste and if the mixture seems to tart, add a dash of simple syrup or agave.
Pour into a chilled martini glass then top with champagne or sparkling wine.