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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, which is often used in almond-flavored butter cookies. But 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.Watch the video above to find out how to make an Amaretto sour, and read on for the easy recipe instructions and five ingredients.


Read the full recipe after the video.

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5 mins
5 mins
Serves 1


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  • Pour the Amaretto, simple syrup, and lemon juice into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry. (Want to take the classic Amaretto sour up a notch? We turned the beverage into a boozy slushy perfect for spring and summer. Here's the recipe.)


Chef's Notes

If you're hosting, serve your Amaretto sours with something salty like sheet pan pretzel focaccia with cheese sauce. Or, if you want to take the classic beverage up a notch, we also turned it into a boozy Amaretto slushy perfect for spring and summer.

Nutrition Facts

195 calories; sodium 12mg; carbohydrates 32g; sugars 31g; calcium 6mg.