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Cherry Vodka Sour

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Posted: 07/27/21

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A fresh and fruity twist on the classic vodka sour with this Cherry Vodka Sour cocktail. Lightly sweet with a fun red hue, this cocktail is easy to make and very refreshing.

two glasses of cherry vodka sour with ice, orange slice and cherry garnish

An easy to drink cocktail that is slightly sweet with a kick of tartness that creates an invigorating refreshment that is delightful any time of year, especially in the warmer months. A cherry vodka sour on a patio will turn any day around!

Cherry Vodka Sour Recipe

The ingredients for this cocktail are common for many other recipes so it’s likely that you already have them on hand. You’ll need two ounces of vodka, one ounce of lemon juice, just shy of an ounce of simple syrup, and a half ounce of grenadine.

man's hand pouring jigger of grenadine into a glass of cherry vodka soda and ice surrounded by a spoon and fresh orange slices

How to Make a Cherry Vodka Sour

  1. Fill a glass with ice.
  2. Pour in the vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
  3. Pour the grenadine on top and mix.
  4. Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry and enjoy!
two glasses of Cherry Vodka Sour with ice and an orange slice and cherry garnish

How to Serve

Any small tumbler such as a rocks glass or old fashioned glass will do to serve a vodka cherry lemonade. Serve with lots of ice and an orange slice and maraschino cherry.

Other Sour Drinks

two glasses of cherry vodka soda with ice, orange slice and cherry garnish
two glasses of cherry vodka sour with ice, orange slice and cherry garnish
5 from 5 votes

Cherry Vodka Sour

Serves: 1 cocktail
(tap # to scale)
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
A fresh and fruity twist on the classic vodka sour, this Cherry Vodka Sour cocktail is lightly sweet with a fun red hue. This four-ingredient cocktail is refreshing and so easy to make.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine

Instructions

  • Fill a glass with ice.
  • Pour in the vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
  • Pour the grenadine on top and mix.
  • Garnish and enjoy!
Author: Nathan Longley
Course: Drinks
two glasses of cherry vodka sour with ice, orange slice and cherry garnish

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Nathan Longley has been his wife’s personal bar tender for as long as he can remember. While he most often enjoys a cold beer, he is known to love our vodka gimlet.

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