The vodka sour is perfect when you want a cocktail that’s flavorful, but not too sweet and not too sour.
What’s In A Cherry Vodka Sour?
Vodka sours super easy to make. It only has a couple of ingredients. Primarily, you make a cherry vodka sour with vodka, lemon juice, grenadine, simple syrup, and an optional egg White.
It’s a crisp and refreshing beverage. And if you like other vodka cocktails like the Cosmopolitan Martini or other sours drinks like the whiskey sour or the raspberry vodka sour, you’ll love the cherry vodka sour.
There are a couple interesting and flavorful variations to this recipe you can try.
Yes. Egg whites. We know it may sound a little odd but, trust us, it’s worth the weirdness. When shaken, egg whites become light and frothy. This will add a unique texture to your cocktail. Don’t worry, if you are vegan, you can also use an egg white substitute for similar results.
To make this drink variation you follow the recipe as written with an extra step added to the beginning. All you have to do is add your egg white to your shaker prior to anything else. Give it a few shakes so that it starts to froth a little. Add your ice and shake again to chill the egg.
Now proceed to the recipe like normal.
Sprite is a fantastic mixer, not just for a cherry vodka sour, but for many cocktails like a plain vodka sprite. Because it has a lemon-lime citrus flavor and it’s carbonated, Sprite delivers a big 1-2 punch.
You can add Sprite to pretty much any sours style drink; like a vodka sour or whiskey sour.
How To Make A Vodka Sour
Rocks glasses (this is the set we use personally)
Jigger (we use the jigger and shaker from this set)
Get all your ingredients together and start making your drink.
2 oz Vodka
1½ oz lemon juice
1 oz Simple Syrup
½ oz grenadine
lemon wedge and/or 3 maraschino cherries
1 oz egg white (optional)
1 oz Sprite (optional)
Fill shaker with ice.
Note: add ice later if making with egg white
Add in 2 oz vodka, 1½ oz lemon juice, 1 oz Simple Syrup, and ½ oz grenadine
Place top on shaker and give a good shake or two.
Note: if adding egg white, add ice after first shake and then shake again. If adding Sprite, add 1 oz after shaking.
Replace lid with Hawthorne strainer and pour into rocks glass. If you prefer ice, you can skip the strainer.
Garnish with half lemon wheel peel and 3 maraschino cherries on a 4″ cocktail pick.
Serve and Enjoy!
Cherry Vodka Sour
- Rocks glass
- Hawthorne strainer
- 1 4” cocktail pick
- 2 oz vodka
- 1½ oz lemon juice
- 1 oz simple syrup
- ½ oz grenadine
- 3 maraschino cherries garnish
- 1 half lemon wheel peel garnish
- 1 egg white optional
- Fill shaker with ice (skip if adding egg white)
- Add in 2 oz of vodka
- Add 1½ oz of lemon juice
- Add 1 oz simple syrup
- Add ½ oz of grenadine
- (Optional) add 1 egg white
- Shake a time or two (if adding egg white, add ice after shaking and shake an additional time or two)
- strain through Hawthorne strainer into Rocks glass (skip the strainer if you prefer ice)
- Garnish with 3 cherries and half lemon wheel peel on 4” cocktail pick