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Amaretto Sour Recipe

This Amaretto Sour cocktail is considered a classic for a good reason! A delicious sweet & sour cocktail that you’ll make again and again.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Keyword: amaretto sour recipe
Servings: 1
Calories: 406kcal



  • 3 oz Amaretto liqueur
  • 1.5 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1.5 oz simple syrup
  • 2-3 ice cubes
  • 1 Orange Peel for garnish or an orange slice
  • 1 Maraschino cherry for garnish or fresh cherry


  • In the cocktail shaker pour the Amaretto, simple syrup, and lemon juice with a few ice cubes. 
  • Close the cocktail shaker and shake well for a minute or so. 
  • Prepare a glass with 2-3 big ice cubes (about ¾ of the glass filled with ice) 
  • Strain into the glass.
  • Garnish the glass with an orange peel and one cherry. 

To make the orange peel garnish:

  • Draw a rectangle into the peel of the orange with the tip of a knife (about 2 inches).
  • Carefully strip it from the rest of the orange. 
  • On a cutting board, cut a small triangle into each tip. 
  • Make a tiny slit into the center of the orange peel so it can sit in the brim of the glass. 


This Amaretto sour cocktail is best served on a whisky glass or an old fashioned glass. 
It is best made just right before drinking it. 
This cocktail can be considered a “dessert” cocktail, perfect to round a delicious meal.


Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 62g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2mg