A Simple Cherry Sour

Flip To Pour partnered with Simple Vodka to create a quick and easy cocktail that anyone could make at home. We chose to work with Simple Vodka because we respect the ethos of the company. It was founded by two University of Pennsylvania graduates who saw that alcohol could be a gateway to giving. They started a vodka company to funnel already prevalent alcohol profits into the non-profit sector. Each bottle of Simple Vodka purchased generates a donation of 20 meals to people in need in America. Think of it as the “Toms” of vodka. Except instead of donating booze, they donate food.

We wanted to make a drink that was tart, bright, and refreshing but required no specialty ingredients. The goal was something simple. An easy play on words that reflected our cocktail ethos. Don’t over think it. Don’t make it too complicated. Make it delicious. For that reason, this cocktail has only four ingredients: vodka, lemon juice, Angostura bitters, and cocktail cherries. The execution is a breeze, so this is easy enough to make on a weeknight for one or batch for your next party. The key to this recipe is using the liquid from your cherries as the sugar element. It adds a wonderful color while infusing the drink with cherry flavor, but keeps the cocktail tart. We recommend using Luxardo Maraschino cherries. These candied marasca cherries are a delightful departure from the artificially red maraschino cherry of a shirley temple. There’s a reason Luxardo cherries are a staple behind a bar. Plus, each jar has a 50-50 ration of cherries & syrup. Perfect for this drink. If you don’t have Luxardo on hand, sub in a brandied cherry. Recipe below.


That’s it. Nothing novel or new. In fact, I’m sure someone has already coined this as a specialty cocktail somewhere. That’s the beauty of it. There is a wonderful simplicity in using 4 ingredients you probably have at home to make something delicious.

K.I.S.S.- Keep it Simple, Stupid.

Let us know if you make one for yourself. Write us an email or tag us on instagram @fliptopour.

Bartender Legion Vol. 10

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Last Wednesday we had a blast representing Cazadores Tequila for Panorama Mezcal’s Bartender Legion Volume 10. It was quite a rowdy night of agave spirits and speed bartending.

Bartender Legion is a Mexican spirits cocktail tasting part of Panorama Mezcal, for bartenders looking for a way to develop new ideas behind the bar to promote the diverse array of Mexican spirits in New York City, such as Tequila, Sotol, Raicilla, Bacanora, Mezcal and more. The event presents 5 bartenders, each paired with a different agave spirit, in an exhibition setting to a crowd of fans. Always a great event to check out if you love agave, good vibes, and love to get weird.

all photos William Gomez

all photos William Gomez

We served 150+ cocktails in under 10 minutes. We danced our asses off to some Cardi B and Bad Bunny. Then, we started quite a trend with the crowd doing laybacks of tequila. While some bartenders chose to jigger their cocktails, or build each cocktail individually, we represented Mother’s Ruin and poured everything straight from the bottle. (#FreePourOrDie) We built all our cocktails together: Syl poured batch and Kit poured tequila, and we shook and served cocktails as a team. Like all things in our company, team work makes the dream work. Details below for our cocktail, “Snuggle Up To Me”.

Yes, Alan!

Yes, Alan!


We were among great friends with Camila Fernandez from Osamil, Reuben Santos from The Dutch, Thomas Spaeth from Dear Irving, and Felix Campos from The Garret. Thanks to all the sponsor brands: Paranubes, Tequila Fortaleza, Bruxo, Del Maguey, Single Village Mezcal… But extra big thanks to our brands, Cazadores Tequila and Brooklyn Gin (hi Mariah Kunkel).

The real MVP of the night was Alan Ruesga-Pelayo, Cazadores’ American brand ambassador, who was working the crowd while we got to work cranking out cocktails.

“Snuggle Up To Me”

  • Cazadores Tequila Reposado

  • Brooklyn Gin

  • Dolin Blanc Vermouth

  • Grapefruit Juice

  • Lime Juice

  • Chili Piquin

    Combine Tequila, Vermouth, Gin, Grapefruit Juice, Lime Juice, and simple syrup in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously, strain over fresh ice, and top with a sprinkle of chili piquin or your favorite salt/pepper/sugar/chili rimming mix.