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glass of vodka sour with fresh lemon slices and cherry garnish

Vodka Sour

A Vodka Sour is a classic sour cocktail that contains vodka, simple syrup, lemon juice, and a dash of bitters. A frothy egg white is the "icing on the cake" and adds a sophisticated flare for a happy hour right at home!

Course Drinks
Keyword bitters, egg white, lemon juice, simple syrup, vodka, Vodka Sour
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 drink


  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters optional
  • 1 egg white optional


  1. Add the vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup, and bitters into an ice filled shaker.

  2. Shake vigorously.

  3. Strain into an ice filled glass.

  4. Optionally pour the egg white into the shaker.

  5. Shake very vigorously.

  6. Strain egg white onto top of drink.

  7. Garnish and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

You do not need to add the bitters or the egg white, but it is the traditional way.