We love a good drink, and this cocktail has become a new favorite. It’s an Amaretto sour, which has a delightful sour taste and, of course, the flavor of the delicious almond liqueur. Read on and get the recipe.
Amaretto is primarily something we use when making the Italian classic, Tiramisu. But now we’ve also discovered how delicious it is in cocktails.
The slightly sweet almond flavor is brilliant in an Amaretto sour. It’s somewhat reminiscent of a whiskey sour, but with that almond flavor you get from amaretto.
In this recipe, we’ve used Disaronno, which is probably the most common brand here in Denmark, but you can certainly use other brands depending on what you have in your liquor cabinet.
The beauty of this cocktail is that it gets that tangy kick from lemon, which pairs perfectly with the almond flavor. And it’s shaken to make it really delightful and frothy on top. A genius drink if you ask us!
Amaretto – We’ve used Disaronno, but other brands can certainly be used. The hallmark of amaretto is the almond/marzipan flavor.
Bourbon – You’ll also need bourbon whiskey.
Lemon – Lemon juice is what makes it sour, and it’s essential. It’s best to use freshly squeezed lemons when making this drink.
Egg Whites – I use pasteurized egg whites, which you can buy in small bottles. Some say the drink is best with fresh egg whites, but I find it just as good with pasteurized ones. The egg whites allow you to shake it to make it delightful and frothy on top. It’s an important part of this cocktail.
Simple Syrup – You’ll need a small amount of simple syrup. Get our recipe for simple syrup for drinks here.
Ice Cubes – You’ll need ice both for shaking the drink and for serving. It’s important that it’s cold.
How to make amaretto sour?
It’s actually not that difficult to make this delicious cocktail. First, pour all the ingredients into the shaker without ice and shake well for about 20 seconds to make the egg whites frothy.
Then, shake it again, this time with ice, and pour it into glasses. Classic garnishes include amarena cherries and lemon peel if you like.
Find the full recipe further down this page.
Frequently asked questions
Some may find it strange to use egg whites in a cocktail, but it’s important here to get that lovely foam on top. You can absolutely make it with pasteurized egg whites, which is what I use myself.
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Tips and tricks for the recipe
- Shake the cocktail without ice first to activate the egg whites. Afterward, you can shake it with ice before pouring it into glasses.
- Serve for a lovely cocktail evening with good friends.
- Serve as a delightful drink after a good meal.
Want to make your own syrup for the drink?See our recipe for Simple Syrup
Recipe for Amaretto Sour Cocktail
Here’s the recipe for a classic Amaretto sour. It’s a sour drink related to the whiskey sour but with a slightly marzipan-like flavor from the amaretto. However, without it being too much.
We hope you feel like trying the recipe, and please tell us in a comment if you love it too!
- 4 cl amaretto e.g., Disaronno
- 2 cl bourbon
- 3 cl lemon juice
- 2 cl egg whites
- 1 tsp simple syrup
- Ice cubes
- Amarena cherries for garnish
- Lemon peel for garnish
Combine amaretto, bourbon, lemon juice, egg whites, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker, and shake vigorously for about 20 seconds to activate the egg whites.4 cl amaretto, 2 cl bourbon, 3 cl lemon juice, 2 cl egg whites, 1 tsp simple syrup
Add ice to the shaker and shake again for 15-20 seconds.Ice cubes
Strain the drink into a glass over fresh ice and serve immediately. Optionally, garnish with amarena cherries and a piece of lemon peel.Amarena cherries, Lemon peel
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