A Champagne topper gives this cherry vodka sparkler cocktail its fizzy kick, and pure tart cherry juice adds a refreshing, fruity touch for the perfect summer drink. This cherry vodka cocktail will be the hit of the day at your 4th of July party or next summer grill-out.
1ouncesimple syruphomemade or store-bought (see note)
Fresh cherries for garnishoptional
In a cocktail shaker, pour in the tart cherry juice, vodka, simple syrup and lime juice. Add a handful of ice. Pop on the top of the cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds.
Pour into an ice-filled white wine glass. Top with Champagne and gently stir. If desired, garnish with fresh cherries. Enjoy!
If making homemade simple syrup, simmer the 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir frequently to dissolve the sugar. As soon as the sugar dissolves, remove from heat. Allow to cool and store until chilled.
To make this in a pitcher rather than individual glasses, times the tart cherry juice, vodka and simple syrup by five and pour into a pitcher. Then, pour an entire bottle of Champagne into the pitcher and gently stir.
Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.