7 Amaretto Cocktails Worth Making

These amaretto cocktails make the best of this sweet Italian liqueur! Try everything from the classic amaretto sour to the unique Italian margarita.

Amaretto

Got a bottle of amaretto to use up? We’ve got answers. This nutty sweet Italian liqueur has been around since the 1850’s, and it’s still got massive popularity today. While it’s best known for the classic amaretto sour, there are lots more tasty ways to drink it.

Here are all the best amaretto drinks! There’s the classic sour, beautiful in its perfection. There’s the unique Italian margarita, a fusion style version of the Mexican tequila drink. And then of course the French Connection that takes literally 1 minute to make. Ready to get drinking?

And now…all best amaretto cocktails!

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Amaretto sour

Perfect Amaretto Sour


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Here’s the perfect amaretto sour recipe that will impress everyone! It’s got just the right balance of amaretto with bourbon and lemon.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) amaretto
  • 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) bourbon whiskey
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon simple syrup or maple syrup
  • 1 egg white (optional)
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • For the garnish: Cocktail cherry or Luxardo cherry, lemon slice

Instructions

  1. Add the amaretto, bourbon, lemon juice, syrup, egg white, and bitters to a cocktail shaker without ice. Shake for 15 seconds.
  2. Add the ice to the cocktail shaker. Shake again for 30 seconds.
  3. Strain the drink into a glass; the foam will collect at the top. Garnish with a cocktail cherry.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Cocktails

Keywords: Amaretto Drinks, Amaretto Sour

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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