We will avoid all Sex and the City references here, but the fact remains: This cocktail is classic for a reason.


Makes 1

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)