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A Classic Cosmopolitan

60ml/ 2 oz Vodka
30ml/ 1 oz Cointreau (or other triple sec)
90ml/ 3 oz cranberry juice
2 tsp fresh lime juice
Orange peel to garnish
Fill cocktail shaker with ice.
Add vodka, cointreau, cranberry juice and lime. Shake vigorously.
Strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with orange peel.

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