Everyone is fond of vodka sour as it’s easy to make but in actuality, it’s challenging to get right. It stands out from other refreshing drinks because of the fresh sour mix, little amount of egg white, and smooth texture. Yeah! It has a smooth citrus flavor, just like an equilibrium between sour and sweet. Do you think vodka sour has only one drink and doesn’t have other flavors? Oh! You don’t get it right yet.
Vodka sour has several recipes. I’ve been making several vodka sour recipes for several years. I think it’s the best of all cocktails to serve at dinners, parties, or just after a tiring routine. Don’t worry! I have discussed the best types of vodka sour recipes in the following. Let’s go!
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What Is Vodka Sour?
As the name suggests, it’s a wonderful family cocktail to enjoy. It has mainly three ingredients such as citrus, liquor, and sweetener. Just take ¾ ounces sour, 2 ounces spirit, and it’s ready. There are a few variations, too, according to the theme, where Pisco sour and Whisky sour are the most classic ones.
|Premium quality vodka|
|Lime juice (optional)|
Instructions To Make Vodka Sour
No ice is required in it because it’s a dry shake. Take an empty mason jar, shaker, and essential ingredients. Add all the ingredients to the jar and shake the egg white for 30-60 seconds in the shaker separately. Stop when it gets gorgeous. Make a homogeneous mixture with other ingredients and pour it into a ball glass. Garnish it with a lemon slice or cherry. Yeah! It’s ready to serve.
Calories In Vodka Sour?
Ordinarily, it depends on the amount of ingredients you add according to your taste. However, many researches and food experts gave an estimated amount of the calories. It carries approximately 150 calories in a glass of classic vodka sour. It’s not as much as you think, but you must take precautions if you are too health conscious.
Best Vodka Sour Recipes
Do you like to enjoy yourself at home with friends, family, or loved ones? Bravo! I have brought 10 best vodka sour recipes you can try at home. Some of them have classic versions too. Check out the recipes below:
1.Cherry Vodka Sour
Enjoy the classical cocktail with fun and fruity interpretation. I recommend you have this cherry vodka sour to make your weekend happy and enjoyable. The bright red color and the highlighted cherry make the scene eye-chanting. For making, fill the glass with a cocktail and ice if needed. Add vodka with sour mix and end the recipe with a splash of grenadine. Serve with an orange slice or cherry.
|Ounce vodka and sour mix||1|
|A splash of grenadine|
2.Blackberry Tea Vodka Sour
It’s a 5-mint recipe to give a classic drink with the coolest twist. Get the black tea flavor along with sugar, lemon juice, blackberries, and egg white. Put them in the shaker and shake well. Take a hint of tea undertones, and don’t forget to pour it into the glass after straining. Enjoy the amazing vodka sour with a new taste of blackberry tea.
|cocktail cherry & ice||1|
3.Winter Rosemary Vodka Sour
Winter Rosemary Vodka sour is enjoyable in winter and known as the classic sour. It’s warm and known as the warming spice. The recipe is intermediate, and everyone can try it at home. The major ingredients are vodka, orange juice, lemon juice, egg white, and Rosemary springs. Take all the items and put them into the shaker, except the Rosemary spring. I always recommend using Rosemary spring for garnish. Shake well till the egg white becomes a superb form. Garnish with Rosemary and serve in the glass.
|Orange Juice||1 oz|
|Northern Keep Vodka||1.1.25 oz|
|Simple syrup||½ oz.|
4.Mango Vodka Sour
Mango is considered an incredible ingredient in vodka sour and the primary ingredient in mango vodka sour. You will get a refreshing and tropical flavor by combining it with lime and other ingredients. Adding mint leaves boosts the cooling sensation, making the overall cocktail love in summer. Make it at home within minutes and enjoy the summer.
|Vodka||1 and ½ OZ|
|Freshly Squeezed Lemon||½ OZ|
|1 oz. squeezed pink grapefruit juice||1 OZ|
|Mint and pomegranate|
6.Lavender Coconut Vodka Sour (Violet Eyes)
Freshen yourself by drinking and relaxing your eyes with Lavender coconut vodka sour. You will fall in love with the lavender, infused syrup, sweetness, and complexity of the cocktail. Getting the tropical feel with the addition of coconut and lemon juice helps balance everything. Garnish it with dried lavender flowers and brighten up your day.
|¼ cup granulated sugar||¼ cup|
|3 tablespoons dried lavender flowers||3 tablespoons|
|Egg white, coconut water, and simple lavender syrup||½ oz.|
|Absolut Elyx||1 and ½ oz.|
|Lemon Juice||½ oz.|
7.Blood Orange Vodka Sour
This blood orange vodka sour is a good-looking and delicious drink to try after a hectic routine. Replace ordinary lemons with citrusy blood oranges. Add simple syrup as a sweet additive, and it’s a classic recipe as a whole. Increase orange flavor with a dash of orange, make the egg white, and your drink is ready. You will fall in love with the look rather than the taste.
|Blood Orange Juice.||2 Ounces|
|2 Ounces Pasteurized egg white.||2 Ounces|
|Orange Bitters.||2 Shake|
|Dehydrated Blood Orange.||1 Slice|
|Simple Syrup.||1 Ounce|
8.Vodka Sour with Key Lime & Thyme
Get the refreshing twist and fragrance with key lime & thyme vodka sour. It’s also one of my favorites due to its easy recipe. Lime with thyme herbs gives another look and taste to this drink. Besides everything, thyme-infused simple syrup gives it another taste with freshly squeezed key lime. The white egg is essential, and you just have to shake it well. Bravo! Your drink is ready. Must try it once in your life.
|● 2 oz. vodka.||2 OZ|
|Thyme-Rich Simple Syrup.||1 tablespoon|
|Freshly Squeezed key lime juice.||1 and ½ OZ|
|Egg White.||1 tablespoon|
|Orange Bitters.||2 dash|
|Key Limes for Garnish.||2 Slices|
|Orange Bitters.||2 Dashes|
9.Pineapple Dragon Fruit Vodka Sour
Dragon fruit is everyone’s favorite due to its neutral taste and look. You will surely enjoy dragon fruit vodka sour with a pineapple taste. I always like dragon fruit puree, pineapple juice, and sour mix. The resulting drink is refreshing, cool and gives another taste of the cocktail. Do you want to enjoy it more? Freeze it, make it chill, and enjoy it on a sunny day. Everything is edible such as cut fruits, flowers, and another visual flair (you add).
|Pineapple Juice and Lemon Vodka.||1 part|
|Galima Organic Sweet and Sour Mix.||2 parts|
|Dragon Fruit Puree.||1 tablespoon|
|Edible flowers (of your choice), lemon, star fruit, dragon fruit, and pineapple for garnish. (optional)||(optional)|
10.Tangy New England Vodka Sour
Why like English, not the Tangy New England Vodka Sour. Maple syrup and grapefruit bring a perfect combination of a traditional drink. The sour gives the citrusy flavor of grapefruit. Simple syrup is used just to balance the taste. The benefit is that you don’t need a shaker anymore because we need to make it more bitter. Just stir, sit on the couch, and enjoy a delightful drink.
|Maple syrup||(always use real maple syrup)|
|Bitters – Angostura|
|Garnish with a grapefruit wedge|
In conclusion, these are glorious vodka sour recipes. I always recommend you try them in summer as they are refreshing, delicious, and good-looking. All the mentioned recipes are easy to make, even at home or the office. In my opinion, nothing can beat the refreshing effects of vodka sours over other recipes. Try them out and unwind the ways to enjoy them