Amaretto Sour

Amaretto is a sweet liqueur made from made from apricot kernels, bitter almonds, peach pits, or almonds depending on the brand. It has a lovely almond flavor that goes great in coffee, but it is a bit sweet to drink by itself to me, so I love the combination with lemon juice and whisky in this drink.

To make this drink you need some whisky, amaretto, lemon juice, maple syrup (I left this out because it is plenty sweet without it), bitters and some egg white or foamer if you want to foam on top. Lately I have been using my milk frother to get the foamer really foamy and it works great. This drink is a little sweet, a little sour and really tasty!

Amaretto Sour

Amaretto, whisky and lemon drink
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 1 drink


  • 1 1/2 oz amaretto
  • 1/2 oz whiskey
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1 tsp maple syrup optional, I didn't use
  • 1 egg white or cocktail foamer
  • 2 dashes bitters


  • Combine everything but the foam or egg white in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until very cold. Add the egg white or foamer and shake vigorously or us a milk frother like I do to get good foam. Pour into a glass with ice and serve.
Keyword Cocktails

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