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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.

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hands-on:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Yield:
Serves 1
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Ingredients

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Directions

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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.)

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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.
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