Prepare to have your mind opened and your taste buds tickled with this foolproof guide to mixing the perfect Cherry Vodka Sour.
There are pre-mixed sour cocktail concoctions you can buy, and then just add vodka, but where is the fun in that? To get the ultimate cocktail experience, learn how to make the perfect Cherry Vodka Sour with these tips.
Mix It Up 3-2-1 Style
You hear a lot of talk about a recipe being as easy as 1-2-3, but this recipe is as easy as 3-2-1 — the easiest way to remember the quantities of the perfect Cherry Vodka Sour.
Alternative Cherry Sour Ideas
As well as being the best way to make the perfect Cherry Vodka Sour, this method is also the easiest. However, if you have a glut of sour cherries on hand, then you can use them to make an über natural cherry vodka sour. Put 1 1/4 pounds sour cherries, 1 cup of sugar, and 2 cups of vodka into a Mason jar, seal and shake. Store in a cool, dark place for 4 weeks. Strain the mixture through a sieve and you have the most natural cherry vodka sour you could wish for.
To make your cocktail into something more manly, leave out the cherry taste and create a Vodka Sour. To create a Vodka Sour all you need to do is substitute the cherry tasting grenadine for a regular sugar syrup—you can create your own by using equal amounts of sugar and water. Or you can sweeten it up (a Cherry Vodka Sweet, I guess) by using Sprite or 7-Up in place of the lemon juice.
Which is your favorite variation? Let us know what you think!