I've tweaked my Cosmopolitan recipe over the years, but here's the one I'm drinking this summer...

What's not to love about a pink martini?
1 shot vodka
1 T cointreau
cranberry juice
lime wedges

Use good vodka.  If the name sounds like a Russian magician, it's probably bad choice. Smirnoff is on the edge.

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.  Add the vodka, Cointreau, a shot or so of cranberry juice, and a squeeze of lime. Shake the heck out of it.  Strain it into a martini glass, top it off with a bit more cranberry juice and another squeeze of lime. 

Now head outside and enjoy it while wearing a fabulous maxi dress, your favorite lipstick, and your most glamorous accessories! 

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