Classic Amaretto Sour


This easy Amaretto sour recipe requires just five ingredients.

Hands On Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins

We've all been there: You buy a large quantity of an ingredient for one recipe, and then you're stuck not knowing what to do with the rest of it. A common culprit? Amaretto liqueur. This specialty item is often used in almond-flavored butter cookies. Unfortunately, after you've added one tablespoon to the batter, you're left with a bottle full of almond-flavored liqueur.

Well, now's the time to try your hand at a new cocktail—a deliciously refreshing Amaretto sour. The "sour" element comes from two types of citrus: freshly-squeezed lemon juice and a slice of orange. Garnish with a cherry for a pretty presentation. Want to take the classic Amaretto sour up a notch? We turned the beverage into a boozy slushy.


  • 1 ½ ounces Amaretto liqueur

  • 1 ounce simple syrup (dissolve an equal amount of sugar in water)

  • ¾ ounce fresh lemon juice

  • 1 orange slice

  • 1 maraschino cherry


  1. Pour the Amaretto, simple syrup, and lemon juice into a cocktail shaker with ice.

  2. Shake and strain into a glass filled with ice.

  3. Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.

    Amaretto Sour

Chef's Notes

If you're hosting, serve your Amaretto sours with something salty like sheet pan pretzel focaccia with cheese sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

195 Calories
32g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 195
% Daily Value *
Sodium 12mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Total Sugars 31g
Calcium 6mg 0%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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