If You’ve Never Had an Amaretto Sour, Now’s The Time

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Amaretto sours are making a comeback and for good reason. Amaretto is an almond-flavored liquor and matched with sour mix, it makes for a really delicious cocktail. It’s also relatively easy to make after you’ve made the sour mix, and since the recipe for the sour mix makes more than what’s required for one cocktail, you can make it again and again with this recipe!

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Before I tried Amaretto Sour for the first time I considered this Italian almond liqueur applicable only for the sweet creamy drinks with no sour part. Now I understand how much I would have lost by not trying this amazing recipe. Even people who claimed to hate #amaretto fall in love with this amazing sour. That’s why I would love to share it with you 🤤⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 𝐀𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐨 𝐒𝐨𝐮𝐫 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ Rocks glass filled with ice – 1/2 of egg white – 1 1/2 oz (45 ml) of amaretto – 3/4 oz (22,5 ml) whisky ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ – 1 oz (30 ml) of fresh lemon juice ⠀⠀ – 1/2 oz (15 ml) of sugar syrup – Dry Shake, Shake & Fine Strain – Garnish with a lemon zest and cherry ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ By this amazing recipe of #amarettosour I start my series of photos dedicated to cocktails of the “sour” family, which contain the egg white. The main function of the egg white is to smooth the texture of the drink and bring an extra foam. When you add the egg white to your #cocktail it is better to shake it twice, first time with no ice (dry shake) and then with the ice (normal shake). Please remember to use the best quality free-range eggs for your cocktails. If you feel like this cocktail is too sweet for you – you can try cutting sugar syrup by half. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #vladscooking #vladsbartending #cocktailoftheday

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  • 1 1/2 oz of amaretto liquor
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of lime juice
  • 2 oz of lemon-lime soda
  • 1 maraschino cherry or orange wedge for garnish
  • Ice


  1. First, start by making the sour mix. In a small pot, combine the water and sugar and bring it up to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Once it’s been cooking for 5-7 minutes, take it off the heat, and pour in the lemon and lime juices. Stir to combine and let it cool completely before you start using it.
  3. To make the cocktail, put ice into a cocktail shaker. Pour in the amaretto and 3 oz of the sour mix.
  4. Shake well, put some more ice into a cocktail glass, and then strain it into the glass.
  5. Top with the lemon-lime soda, garnish with the orange wedge or cherry, and enjoy!