We will avoid all Sex and the City references here, but the fact remains: This cocktail is classic for a reason.
Combine vodka, cranberry juice, lime juice, and triple sec in a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice, cover, and shake vigorously until outside of shaker is very cold, about 20 seconds.
Strain cocktail through a Hawthorne strainer or a slotted spoon into a martini glass. Garnish with orange twist.
2 ounces vodka
1 ounce cranberry juice cocktail
¾ ounce fresh lime juice
¾ ounce triple sec
Orange twist (for serving)