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Cherry Vodka Sour

The Cherry Vodka Sour gets its cherry flavor from grenadine and the sour effect from – you guessed it – sour mix. It’s a simple, tasty drink that makes a nice alternative to the Whiskey Sour.

Cherry Vodka Sour drink with orange and cherry

The flavor here is mostly berry and lemon, which makes for a drink that taste something like a berry lemonade. The vodka doesn’t add any real flavor of its own, unlike the whiskey in a Whiskey Sour.

This is a great drink for an evening out – it’s on the weak side, with just an ounce of vodka, so it doesn’t sneak up on you. The flavor is easy to take, and goes well with a lot of meals or happy hour snacks.

If you like the Amaretto Sour, this drink recipe is similar to it. Amaretto has a sort of nutty-cherry taste, while the grenadine in this drink tastes more strongly like cherry or pomegranate.

And then the sour mix, or combination of lemon juice and simple syrup, is the same in both drinks. Both drinks are a wonderful combination of sweet and sour.

If you turn up your nose at sour mix, you have can make your own sour mix at home. It’ll taste fresher, and works beautifully in any recipe calling for sour mix.

And you can have fun with the recipe. You could try it with other citrus juices or a blend, or tweak the amount of sugar, depending whether you like it sweeter or sharper.

Overhead view of Cherry Vodka Sour drink with orange and cherry

This is a wonderfully simple drink, with just three ingredients. It’s easy to mix. You can even make a big batch of it in a pitcher for parties. Most anyone who likes fruity cocktails will enjoy this drink.

Yield: 1 drink

Cherry Vodka Sour Drink Recipe

Cherry Vodka Sour drink recipe with vodka, grenadine and sour mix.

The Cherry Vodka Sour drink recipe has a great sweet-and-sour flavor going on. It you like Whiskey Sours, this is one you should try. It blends the flavors of cherry and citrus.2

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 ounce sour mix
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • Splash of grenadine
  • Cherry
  • Orange Slice


  1. Fill a cocktail glass with ice.
  2. Pour in your vodka followed by the sour mix.
  3. Finish with the splash of grenadine.
  4. Garnish with an orange slice and cherry.

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