Cocktail Bar: Sneeky Sucker

Friday 25 July 2014 by

If you’re not bored of cherries yet (and why should you be?), how about we crack open that cherry vodka we’ve been brewing? The sneeky sucker is aptly named – because this will creep up on you! A sweet, brightly-coloured cocktail, you’re best multiplying this up and creating a big jug of the stuff for parties, because you’re not going to want to keep this to yourself. Most recipes recommend serving in a mason jar (the latest fashionable item in cocktail-making), but failing that, get yourself a highball.

Sneeky Sucker, Cocktail, Alcohol, Cherry vodka

You will need:

  • Highball/mason jar
  • Ice cubes

Sneeky Sucker, Cocktail, Alcohol, Cherry vodka


  • 50ml vodka
  • 25ml cherry vodka
  • 25ml lime juice
  • Juice of 1 small lemon
  • 150ml pink lemonade
  • 100ml strawberry juice
  • 1 tsp sugar

Sneeky Sucker, Cocktail, Alcohol, Cherry vodka

How to make it:

Pour your ingredients over ice, give them a thorough stir (make sure your sugar is dissolved and all the ingredients are properly mixed).

As I said, this is a sweet cocktail, and one that will catch you unawares, so be prepared. Perfect accompaniments include olives and salty crisps, to take the edge off. To build it up for a jug, multiply the ingredients above by however many you’re making it for and throw in a good couple of handfuls of ice cubes. If you want to tone it down, simply add more lemonade. The best bit? You can show off about the HOMEMADE cherry vodka!

And if you fancy just supping that homemade cherry vodka from now until forever? Try the Cherry Moon (also known as a “Dirty Shirley”, it includes cherry vodka, grenadine and Sprite), or Adult Cherry Coke Float. Throw some crème de cacao and cherry vodka together and it tastes like chocolate covered cherries.

Sneeky Sucker, Cocktail, Alcohol, Cherry vodka

Quick cherry vodka cocktails:

Cherry Bomber

  • 25ml vodka
  • 25ml cherry vodka
  • 25ml amaretto
  • 25ml sloe gin
  • 25ml Southern Comfort
  • 50ml sweet and sour
  • 100ml 7-Up

Cherry Lover 

  • 25ml cherry brandy
  • 25ml cherry liqueur
  • 15ml Maraschino liqueur
  • 15ml cherry vodka
  • Ice
  • Top up with club soda (carbonated water)

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