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


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

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


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


  • 1 ½ ounces (3 tablespoons) amaretto
  • ½ 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


  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
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Amaretto Drinks, Amaretto Sour

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About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you’ll want to make again and again.

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