A Cosmopolitan: The Perfect Valentine's Day Cocktail To Drown Your Sorrows

OBVIOUSLY you’ll need a drink come Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re single, listening to your friend’s relationship problems, or dropping hints to your significant other over this shit holiday, alcohol should probs be involved.

We look to none other than the classic Cosmopolitan cocktail. Supposedly created in the 30s out of gin, Cointreau, lemon juice, and raspberry syrup, we honestly can’t think of a better drink to celebrate this pink-drenched holiday. We know Sex and the City sorta ruined it for everyone, but a classic is a classic, like black on black and Chanel.

Sex And The City


  • 1 ½ oz vodka
  • ¾ oz triple sec
  • ½ oz cranberry juice
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice

Chill your cocktail glass in the freezer for a few minutes so that you have a chic, cold glass. While it’s chilling, break out your cocktail shaker and combine the vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and a splash of the lime juice—then fill halfway with ice. That’s it—the hard part is over. 

Shake for like, awhile, until the shaker is sorta icy and uncomfortable—like your heart. Strain into your chilled glass, and drink like, three of these.