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How to Make a Cherry Vodka Sour Cocktail Recipe

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This cherry vodka sour recipe is a simple twist on a classic vodka sour. This classic cocktail combines the perfect balance of tart lemon and sweet cherries making this the perfect cocktail. With just a few simple ingredients you can enjoy this easy-to-make perfect summer cocktail. 

cherry vodka sour recipe

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How to Make a Cherry Vodka Sour

To make this delicious crisp drink recipe you will need:

  • 2 oz regular vodka
  • 1 oz simple syrup or honey simple syrup
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 oz egg white (or egg white from one egg)
  • 1/2 oz grenadine
  • maraschino cherries for garnish

First, gather the ingredients, along with a cocktail shaker, a cocktail jigger, and a strainer. You can grab these items online here:

cherry vodka sour ingredients

Making a Sour Cherry Vodka Recipe

First, fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. 

ice cubes in cocktail shaker

Measure out the vodka using a cocktail jigger. 

regular vodka

Pour the vodka into the shaker. 

absolut vodka drink

We are using a homemade sour mix with real ingredients for this tangy cocktail instead of the premade kind you find in liquor stores.  The easy way to make a homemade sour mix is with freshly squeezed lemon juice and simple syrup.

Next, squeeze fresh lemons to get the lemon juice. Fresh is always better than any juice bought in grocery stores. 

how to make a vodka sour

Add the lemon juice to the shaker.

freshly squeezed lemon juice

Next, add egg white from a raw egg into the shaker. The egg white is what gives this cherry cocktail a slight white foam. 

egg white to make vodka sour foam

Add the simple syrup. If you are new to simple syrup or unsure as to what it is, it is so easy! Simply combine equal parts sugar and water over medium heat in a small saucepan and heat until the sugar dissolves. Voila .. simple syrup!

simple syrup

Last, add the grenadine. The sweetness of the grenadine gives this classic drink a cherry flavor. The pretty pink hue of the cocktail also comes from the grenadine. 

grenadine cherry vodka sour

Pop the top on the cocktail shaker and give it a good shake. 

cocktail shaker

Use a cocktail strainer and pour the homemade cherry vodka sour into an ice-filled cocktail glass. 

pour pink cherry vodka sour into cocktail glass

Garnish with a few fresh cherries or fresh fruits of your choice. We like to use a maraschino cherry or two or three on a cocktail pick to finish off this vodka cherry sour. 

cherry vodka sour with maraschino cherries

Delicious Cherry Vodka Sour

This tangy drink is like a vodka cherry lemonade. Served over ice it is the perfect recipe for the summer season. The combination of vodka with the sour effect from the lemon and the fresh fruit flavor of cherry gives this cocktail a five-star rating. Mix it up at your next backyard barbecue or a romantic Valentine’s Day date. Everyone knows that tasty vodka cocktails don’t really need a special occasion anyway, enjoy this recipe any time you want!  

how to make a homemade cherry vodka sour

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How to Make a Cherry Vodka Sour Cocktail Recipe

How to Make a Cherry Vodka Sour Cocktail Recipe

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This cherry vodka sour recipe is a simple twist on a classic vodka sour. This classic cocktail combines tart lemon and sweet cherries.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz regular vodka
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 oz egg white (or egg white from one egg)
  • 1/2 oz grenadine
  • maraschino cherries for garnish

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in an ice filled cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake and then strain into an ice filled glass.
  3. Garnish with cherries and enjoy.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 247Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 52mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 0gSugar: 22gProtein: 3g

All Nutritional Information is approximate and will vary

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