Cranberry Rosemary Cosmopolitan

Makes 4 cocktails


Cranberry Rosemary Cosmopolitan recipe by Michelle McGrath

8 oz. vodka

1 5” sprig fresh rosemary

4 oz. cranberry raspberry juice

2 oz. Cointreau or orange liqueur

1 fresh lime

Toothpicks

Lime twist and 2” rosemary sprigs, for garnish


Early in the day, place the rosemary sprig in a tall jar with the vodka and seal tightly with a lid.  Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or up to two days, until serving.  Remove rosemary from infused vodka and discard. 

Prepare the lime:  Slice the lime in half. Remove and reserve the fruit, with a small paring or grapefruit knife, leaving the halved peel and pith intact, taking caution to not to tear the rind. Using a pair of scissors cut several narrow, even width strips of peel about 3” in length.  Wrap each lime strip around a toothpick, holding it tightly wound for about 15 seconds. Release the rind and slide it off the toothpick onto a plate, set aside.  Using a juicer or your hands, extract the juice into a small bowl from the reserved fruit, discard pith, and set juice aside.

In a glass pitcher, combine the infused vodka, cranberry raspberry juice, Cointreau and the reserved lime juice.

Chill 4 martini glasses by refrigerating or filling with ice, then discard.  Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.  For each serving, pour ¼ of the liquid from the pitcher into the shaker and cover.  Shake vigorously for 2 minutes.  Strain the cocktail into the glass, and garnish with a small rosemary sprig wrapped in a spiral lime twist.


This recipe series was made possible through the support of Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association, the member-operated trade association for the Massachusetts cranberry industry. one of the oldest farmer organizations in the country.

Recipe series Developer/Writer/Photographer Michelle McGrath is the founder of McGrath PR | Media Relations, providing visibility to the arts and culture sector, non-profits, agricultural and small business industries.  mcgrathpr.com