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Cherry Vodka Sour

Charlotte Singh-Dhanraj
This Cherry Vodka Sour is light, fruity, and refreshing made with fresh lemon juice, grenadine, simple syrup, and vodka! Perfect for brunch!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 190 kcal


  • Cocktail shaker


  • 1.5 ounce Vodka
  • 1 ounce Simple Syrup
  • 2 ounces Lemon Juice fresh squeezed
  • 1 splash Grenadine Syrup
  • Maraschino Cherry and Lemon Slice for garnish


  • Fill half of a cocktail shaker with ice. 
  • Add the Vodka to the shaker. 
  • Next, add the simple syrup.
  • Add the fresh lemon juice.
  • Add the grenadine syrup.
  • Shake the cocktail shaker to mix ingredients. Fill an old-fashioned glass with ice and strain and pour the cocktail over the ice. Garnish your Cherry Vodka Sour with a Maraschino cherry and a lemon slice.


  • Customize this cocktail to your taste! After shaking in Step 6, open your cocktail shaker dip a straw in, and taste it.
  • Is your cocktail is too sweet? Add more lemon juice! Is it too sour? Experiment with more simple syrup or another splash of grenadine will do the trick.
  • Double or triple the recipe following the same steps but only fill your shaker ¼ full with ice in step 1.
  • You can easily turn this drink into a mocktail by omitting the vodka and topping it up with sparkling water or ginger ale after step 4.
  • If you are serving this as a signature cocktail at brunch shower add the desired amount of cocktail ingredients in a large pitcher (except the ice) and refrigerate. Closer to serving time add pretty glasses to a serving tray with a bucket of ice and the garnishes for the guests to serve themselves!


Sodium: 18mgCalcium: 7mgVitamin C: 22mgVitamin A: 3IUSugar: 23gFiber: 1gPotassium: 77mgCalories: 190kcalPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 1gProtein: 1gCarbohydrates: 25gIron: 1mg
Keyword cherry vodka sour
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