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Beach House Cosmos

Here’s a beachy cocktail that is perfect for celebrating summer > Beach House Cosmos

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I may be posting a few cocktail recipes this summer, but really and truly I’m not at all a drinky-drink kind of girl.  It’s usually wine or bust for me.  But I’ve been expanding my horizons and trying new things.  All of the cocktails I’ve been posting I’ve absolutely loved.  And this one I’m sharing with you today was the best one ever!!

Click below to watch a short video showing you how to make these cocktails:

Beach House Cosmos - recipe from

We hung out at a beach house this summer for a couple of weeks.  You’ll be seeing a few “beach house-inspired” recipes in the weeks to come.  This is one of them.  Our dear beach house neighbor Sheila loaned me her copy of The Beach House Cookbook to use while I was on vacation, which I absolutely adore.  So many great recipes in there.  Of course, this recipe comes from that book.

Beach House Cosmos - recipe from

I liken this recipe to a good sangria, sans the loads of fruit and made totally differently!  It’s super easy to pull-together (it begins with store-bought limeade, which is paired with vodka, triple sec and cranberry juice), and it’s served in a pitcher.

Beach House Cosmos - recipe from

These beachy cosmos were WAY too easy to gulp down on a blistering hot summer day in Massachusetts.  And they are slightly lethal if you drink one too many!

Beach House Cosmos - recipe from

You should totally make them too!  Cheers!

Yield: About 10 drinks

Prep Time: 10 min

Beach House Cosmos


4 cups prepared limeade 2 cups vodka 1 cup cranberry juice 1/2 cup triple sec 12 lime slices


1. Mix all ingredients in a pitcher. Place in the refrigerator and let chill for 2 to 3 hours. 2. Serve in martini glasses and garnish with a lime slice.
SOURCE: (shared from The Beach House Cookbook by Barbara Scott-Goodman)

Disclosure:  There are Amazon affiliate links included within this post.


  1. postedAug 18, 2017 3:36 PM

    Sorry for my bad English but I want to know what is the capacity of a cup? Millimeter please
    It’s a great idea of cocktail thank you

    • postedSep 11, 2017 8:47 PM

      Google tells me that 1 cup = 236.588 milliliters.

  2. postedJul 15, 2017 9:20 AM
    SML Girl

    I have been looking for a light tasty drink for the beach and lake. This is yummy! I did some substituting only because I didn’t want to go to the grocery store. I used raspberry lemonade in place of cranberry, cherry vodka, and the rest of the recipe. Delicious!

  3. postedJul 10, 2017 8:30 PM

    This will be a great drink for a cookout I am having in a few weeks. Does it use real cranberry juice or cranberry cocktail juice? Thanks for your help!

    • postedJul 11, 2017 9:12 AM

      Whatever you’d like!

  4. postedMar 1, 2017 12:42 PM

    nice recipe, I was searching for summer-ish cocktails to counter to the winter-ish gloom and found this recipe. love the lime garnish, the photos really made me thirst, even as a non-alcoholic drink, but love the cocktail version, thank you!

    • postedMar 1, 2017 6:23 PM

      you’re welcome!

  5. postedJun 21, 2015 8:08 PM

    The glasses can be purchased at Crate N Barrel

  6. postedDec 18, 2014 7:52 PM
    Jean Aman

    can you tell me what ” limeade ” is? Do you mean like sprite? DYING TO MAKE THESE!!!!

    • postedDec 19, 2014 9:43 AM

      just like lemonade, but limeade. You’ll find it next to the lemonade in the market.

  7. postedJul 22, 2014 3:44 AM
    Bri | Bites of Bri

    These are so pretty and so summery! Love them, Lori. I usually stick to wine too but this summer I’ve branched out a bit and I haven’t been sorry!

  8. postedJul 21, 2014 10:33 AM

    What a fun drink, a little bit different than a regular Cosmos. I love the glass, I’ve been looking for some like this! May I ask where you got it?

    • postedJul 24, 2014 1:37 PM

      I was staying at a rented beach house, so the glass belonged to the owners. No idea where they got it!

  9. postedJul 20, 2014 7:56 PM

    This sounds amazing!

    PS I’m so in love with the red toenails in that photo. It just screams summer to me 🙂

  10. postedJul 20, 2014 7:50 AM

    What a fun drink! It’s perfect for the beach.

  11. postedJul 19, 2014 8:33 PM

    What a pretty drink! Looks so refreshing and I love the gorgeous pink!

  12. postedJul 19, 2014 12:28 PM

    I love the summery feel to this drink!! AND the beautiful pink! GORGEOUS!!

  13. postedJul 18, 2014 2:36 PM

    truly I’m not at all a drinky-drink kind of girl <— I am! I'll have your shared 🙂

    Lori this is a great drink!! I looooove your images in this post! I also have that yellow glass! I used it for a Rum Runner recipe and a granola holder that's going in my cookbook 🙂 Pinned this and want this!

  14. postedJul 18, 2014 9:29 AM

    Looks so pretty! And sounds good too, except that I don’t drink…how would I virgin-ize this? Instead of vodka and triple sec, should I just use club soda?

  15. postedJul 18, 2014 3:48 AM

    I saw these on IG a while back and could not wait for the recipe! LOVE that light pink color, such a pretty drink that is perfect for Friday! Pinned!

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