I don't want to be one of those writers who spends her evenings getting blasted. Every time I read any kind of memoir in which the author and his/her spouses or friends spend all of their time drinking whatever the cocktail of the moment might be, I cringe; who can drink that much and still live? But from time to time, I will indulge. And one of the easiest drinks I know to make is the Cosmopolitan.
Seriously, it's easy. Grab yourself some vodka, a bit of lime juice, some triple sec, and a bottle of cranberry juice. Take an ounce of vodka, and half an ounce each of the other ingredients, shake them up, and strain into a martini glass. The drink is simple, satisfying, and oh so girly. Enjoy!