Sex and the City: The Movie is a 2008 romantic film and a sequel to the HBO comedy-drama series of the same name. Listed as one of the best television series of all time by Time and TV Guide (US), the series premiered in the United States in 1998, and concluded in, 2004, with 94 episodes broadcast over six seasons. Set and filmed in New York City, the series followed the lives of a group of four women – three in their mid-thirties and one in her forties – who, despite their different natures and ever-changing sex lives, remain inseparable and confide in each other.
The series often featured frank discussions about romance and sexuality, which made it a hit with legions of viewers. Fans of the show just couldn’t get enough, which helped to make the movie that followed a smash hit commercial success. Sex and the City: The Movie grossed over US$415 million worldwide and recorded the biggest opening ever for an R-rated comedy and a romantic comedy1 and also for a film starring all women.2
The film stars Sarah Jessica Parker, (as Carrie Bradshaw), Kim Cattrall (as Samantha Jones), Kristin Davis (as Charlotte York Goldenblatt), Cynthia Nixon (as Miranda Hobbes), supported by Chris Noth (as Mr. Big). Picking up where the series left off, it examines the next stage of the protagonists’ lives, tackling weighty issues of parenthood, commitment, infidelity, and friendship with charm and grace, while still managing to be still very funny.
As well as catapulting its stars to global fame, Sex in the City also helped to popularize the Cosmopolitan – a pink-blushed beauty of a cocktail and one of the most revered modern Cointreau classics. The shortened name of "Cosmo" and the drink itself exploded in popularity during the 1990s with frequent mentions on the show, and later in the movie, where it takes pride of place in the grand finale.
The keys to the preparation of a Cosmopolitan are a good brand of cranberry juice and Cointreau, two essential elements to the drink. So why not get your hands on some, gather a few of your besties, and toast to love and friendship with a modern cocktail classic!