Red Vodka Sour
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Red Vodka Sour
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The Red Vodka Sour is a vibrant and tantalizing cocktail that presents a balance of sweet and tart flavors. It blends the smooth, clean taste of vodka with the rich, ... more The Red Vodka Sour is a vibrant and tantalizing cocktail that presents a balance of sweet and tart flavors. It blends the smooth, clean taste of vodka with the rich, fruity sweetness of grenadine and the tanginess of sour mix to create a refreshingly bold drink. The deep red hue imparted by the grenadine makes it visually striking, perfect for serving in a whisky glass that enhances both its appearance and the sipping experience. This cocktail is typically enjoyed cold, offering a delightful twist on the classic sour cocktails with its unique color and flavor profile.
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15% | 1.8 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Red Vodka Sour

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice
Shake well then strain into chilled whisky glass with ice and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly shake the Red Vodka Sour to achieve the best texture and integration of flavors?

To properly shake a Red Vodka Sour, fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the vodka, grenadine, and sour mix. Secure the lid or cocktail shaker cap firmly. Shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds to ensure that the mixture is well chilled and the ingredients are fully integrated. Shaking not only chills the drink but also aerates it, giving it a nice frothy texture.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What garnish complements the Red Vodka Sour best when served?

A slice of orange or a maraschino cherry complements the Red Vodka Sour excellently. The citrus of the orange slice enhances the sour elements, while the cherry adds a touch of sweetness and color that pairs well with the reddish hue from the grenadine.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

If I don't have sour mix, what can I use instead in a Red Vodka Sour?

If you don't have sour mix, you can make a homemade version by combining equal parts lemon juice and simple syrup. Adjust the sweetness or sourness to your liking by altering the ratio. For the Red Vodka Sour recipe calling for 60ml of sour mix, use 30ml lemon juice and 30ml simple syrup as a starting point and adjust according to taste.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Red Vodka Sour compare to that of a standard beer?

A Red Vodka Sour has an alcohol content of 15%, which is significantly higher than a standard beer, which typically has an alcohol content around 4-6%. This means the Red Vodka Sour is stronger and will have a more potent effect in a smaller volume compared to a standard beer.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What type of occasion is the Red Vodka Sour best suited for?

The Red Vodka Sour, with its vibrant color and balanced sour-sweet flavor profile, is perfect for lively gatherings and celebrations. Its eye-catching appearance and refreshing taste make it suitable for summer parties, holiday festivities, or as a bright, cheerful cocktail to lift spirits during social gatherings.

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