A simple Cherry Vodka Cocktail recipe made with fresh and fruit flavors. A great drink recipe for summer!
Why You Will Love This Recipe
A Cherry Vodka Cocktail is a delightful and fruity drink that features the sweet and tart flavors of cherries combined with the smoothness of vodka.
This cocktail is so fast and easy to make with just a few simple ingredients.
It is a perfect way to enjoy cherry flavor in an alcoholic drink!
Find a full list of quantities and details for this cocktail recipe in the recipe card below.
These are the ingredients in a Cherry Vodka Cocktail:
Vodka – I just use plain vodka here! But you can absolutely use cherry vodka as well.
Cherry Juice – this is where the great cherry flavor comes from! I tried this with fresh muddled cherries and it was more complicated without any taste benefit
Lemon Juice – this will brighten the flavors
Fresh Mint – we are not using so much mint that it will taste like it, such as a mojito. We are only using a little mint to add a touch of freshness and brightness to the drink! Basil would also be a fun spin!
Brandied Cherries – optional, but I LOVE using these as a garnish! They tell you what is in the drink, look beautiful, and taste great!
If you want to lighten it up or add some bubbles, you could top the cocktail with club soda, tonic water, or lemon lime soda as desired.
I found that the muddled cherries added complexity to the drink without enough benefit to make it worth it. But you can choose to muddle and strain cherries if desired instead.
Yes! Because there is nothing sparkling, you can make a large batch of this cocktail in advance for easy serving and pouring.
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Cherry Vodka Cocktail
- Cocktail Shaker
- 2 ounces vodka
- 1 ½ ounces cherry juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 4 mint leaves
- brandied cherries for garnish, optional
- In a cocktail shaker or large glass, muddle the mint and lemon juice together.
- Add the cherry juice, vodka, and a scoop of ice. Shake until very cold, approximately 30 seconds.
- Fill your cocktail glass with ice.
- Strain the cherry cocktail over the ice.
- Garnish with brandied cherries and/or mint sprig if desired. Serve.