Beach House Cosmos

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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!!

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!

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Beach House Cosmos

Perfect summery cocktail!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 10 cosmos
Calories 206kcal
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword beach house cosmos, cosmos


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


  • Mix all ingredients in a pitcher. Place in the refrigerator and let chill for 2 to 3 hours.
  • Serve in martini glasses and garnish with a lime slice.



Serving: 1cosmo | Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 23mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 2.4mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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  • Becky Hardin wrote:

    These drinks are perfect for the beach, the pool or just sitting at home. lol

  • Krissy Allori wrote:

    Those look fantastic! Can I get one of these with a side of beach house please?

  • Kristyn wrote:

    Love the pink color! I bet these hit the spot on a hot day!

  • Trang wrote:

    This is so easy to make! Love!

  • Tanya Schroeder wrote:

    Now this is a fun cocktail, the color is fabulous!

  • kareen wrote:

    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

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Google tells me that 1 cup = 236.588 milliliters.

  • SML Girl wrote:

    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!

  • Becky wrote:

    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!

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Whatever you’d like!

  • Sabrina B. wrote:

    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!

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      you’re welcome!

  • Jane wrote:

    The glasses can be purchased at Crate N Barrel

  • Jean Aman wrote:

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

    • Lori Lange wrote:

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

  • Bri | Bites of Bri wrote:

    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!

  • Kim wrote:

    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?

    • Lori Lange wrote:

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

  • DessertForTwo wrote:

    This sounds amazing!

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

  • Layla @ Brunch Time Baker wrote:

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

  • Kelly – Life Made Sweeter wrote:

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

  • Kate @ Diethood wrote:

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

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks wrote:

    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!

  • Janelle wrote:

    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?

  • Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness wrote:

    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!