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Cherry Vodka Sour with Mint

You’ll love this refreshing cherry vodka sour recipe! Elevate your cocktail game with tart citrus, sweet cherries, and smooth vodka. So easy to make and so refreshing.

Cherry Vodka Sour with Mint & Blueberry

I’ll never forget when I had my first mojito; I was surprised to find how much I liked mint in an alcoholic beverage. So when it came to making this cherry vodka sour cocktail, I knew that mint needed to be a part of it – to kick things up a notch!

How to Make a Vodka Sour

Vodka sours are my go-to when the weather gets warm, and I can’t wait to show you how to make this cherry sour. This is a perfect summer cocktail recipe but it’s also one that you can enjoy all year. At least I enjoy it all year . . .

What’s in a Classic Vodka Sour?

There are all sorts of cocktail recipes, but I have to say that sours are typically my favorite. If you’re wondering what’s in a sour, it’s a base liquor like vodka, lemon or lime juice, and then a sweetener (like triple sec or simple syrup).

In this recipe, the lemon juice is already together with the sweetener in the sour mix. I like the Powell & Mahoney brand because they use all natural ingredients and I don’t get any fake aftertaste in my cocktails.

Measure Twice, Pour Once

In your quest to make the perfect sour recipe, be sure to measure everything. It’s easy to throw off the flavor of a sour by adding too much of this or that.

I highly recommend a jigger – I personally like this mini measuring glass because it goes up to 4 ounces. I’m not typically a measuring kind of gal, but when it comes to cocktails and getting the right flavor, I always measure.

No Egg Whites

This sour recipe doesn’t have any egg white. Given that it’s a spring recipe, it feels more light and refreshing without it.

If you want to go the more traditional route, you can try our cherry whiskey sour recipe (which has egg white cream on top) or our orange whiskey sour recipe (which has egg white in the drink as well as on top).

Sometimes I’m just not in the mood for egg white in my beverages and that’s when this comes into play.

This sour also comes into play when I’m having a spring get together and I need an easy cocktail recipe that everyone is going to love. This one works, every single time.

Lemon sour mix, tart cherry juice, and a bottle of Reyka vodka


  • 1 tablespoon of fresh blueberries
  • 2 ounces Reyka Vodka
  • 2 ounces Powell & Mahoney Lemon Sour Mix
  • 3 ounces R. W. Knudsen Just Tart Cherry Juice
  • Fresh Sprigs of Mint
  • Crushed Ice

Tips and Thoughts for This Cocktail

  • In a cocktail shaker, muddle two fresh mint leaves and 4 – 5 blueberries using a muddler. If you need instruction on how to use the muddler, I love this article. You just want to release the mint flavor without over-crushing the leaves.
  • Feel free to use cherry infused vodka for additional cherry flavor! A few people have mentioned it to me and I think it would be delicious if you can find it.
  • Regular sweet and sour mix works in place of the lemon type – just add a squeeze of fresh lemon to taste (or you can forgo it).
How to make a cherry vodka sour

I’d love for you to let me know if this sour recipe is as delicious to you as it is to me. I don’t really notice there is any alcohol in it!

Easy mint, blueberry, and cherry vodka sour recipe

That makes this sour the perfect recipe for people who like fruity beverages where they aren’t overpowered by the liquor (at least from their perspective).

How to make a vodka sour

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Yield: 1 cocktail

Cherry Vodka Sour

Easy mint, blueberry, and cherry vodka sour recipe

Combine the delicious flavors of mint and blueberry in this unique vodka cherry sour recipe!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 oz. Reyka Vodka
  • 2 oz. Powell & Mahoney Lemon Sour Mix
  • 2 oz. R. W. Knudsen Just Tart Cherry Juice
  • 1 T blueberries
  • Fresh mint - 2 sprigs
  • Crushed Ice


  1. In a cocktail shaker muddle two fresh mint leaves and 4 - 5 blueberries using a muddler.
  2. Add vodka, lemon sour mix, Just Tart Cherry juice, and top with crushed ice.
  3. Secure the cocktail shaker lid and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
  4. Strain into a standard whiskey glass filled with crushed ice.
  5. Add a fresh sprig of mint and garnish with several blueberries. Serve.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cocktail

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 227Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 48mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 3gSugar: 18gProtein: 2g

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D. Durand Worthey

Monday 18th of July 2016

This looks perfect for a lazy hot summer day like today. But I agree, this would be welcome any day of the year. And by the way, it's beautiful. Cheers!

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