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Vodka Sour Cocktail Recipe with Maraschino Cherry

Perfect Vodka Sour Recipe

The Vodka Sour is a variation of the classic Whiskey Sour cocktail. This drink has both sweet and sour elements to it. It also uniquely uses egg whites to create a frothy topping of white foam at the top of the drink.
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Drink Type: Cocktail
Main Alcohol: Vodka
Keyword: Bitters, Lemon, Simple Syrup, Vodka
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1


  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Rocks Glass


  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Lemon Juice Fresh
  • 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
  • 3 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 1 Egg White
  • Maraschino Cherry (garnish)
  • Lemon Wedge (garnish)


  • Add Vodka, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Angostura Bitters, the Egg White to the Cocktail Shaker (don’t add ice yet)
  • Shake vigorously for Around 15 Seconds. This Will Help Turn the Egg White into Delicious Foam
  • Add Ice and Shake Cocktail for Another 30 Seconds
  • Strain the Drink into a Rocks Glass
  • Garnish with Maraschino Cherry and Lemon Wedge

Bartender Notes

  • You can substitute 2 tablespoons of aquafaba for an egg free option.
  • Try adding some grenadine to add a cherry flavor to your vodka sour.