Food Recipes Classic Amaretto Sour 3.7 (321) 3 Reviews This easy Amaretto sour recipe requires just five ingredients. By Real Simple Editors Real Simple Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter An article attributed to "Real Simple Editors" indicates a collaborative effort from our in-house team. Sometimes, several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The REAL SIMPLE team strives to make life easier for you. They are experts in their fields who research, test and clearly explain the best recipes, strategies, trends and products. They have worked for some of the most prestigious brands in lifestyle journalism, including Apartment Therapy, Better Homes & Gardens, Food & Wine, the Food Network, Good Housekeeping, InStyle, Martha Stewart Living, O: The Oprah Magazine, Parents, POPSUGAR, Rachel Ray Every Day, and Vogue. Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on September 14, 2022 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Hands On Time: 5 mins Total Time: 5 mins Servings: 1 Jump to Nutrition Facts Jump to recipe 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. 100+ Unbelievable Cyber Monday Amazon Deals on Home, Fashion, and More Ingredients 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 Directions 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. RealSimple.com Chef's Notes If you're hosting, serve your Amaretto sours with something salty like sheet pan pretzel focaccia with cheese sauce. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 195 Calories 32g Carbs Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.