Cocktail of the Week: Bright and refreshing, amaretto sour


This refreshing, yet sour drink is perfect to make and serve for parties and more.

Our last drink featured was a very sweet one so here we have an amaretto sour. This quick and easy drink is perfect for those of us who are not as joyous about the month of love. The almond liqueur blends into a sour making it the perfect and tame drink to pass the evening by. 


2 ounces amaretto liqueur

1 ounce lemon juice, for best result use a half of a medium lemon and freshly squeeze it 

1 teaspoon simple syrup, amount can vary depending on how sweet you prefer the drink 

Maraschino cherries or an orange slice for an optional garnish

Or you can add 1/2 of an orange slice as a garnish instead 


Fill shaker with ice.

Shake thoroughly. 

Strain into a chilled glass filled with or without ice, depending on your preference.

Garnish with whichever choice you prefer, maraschino cherries or an orange slice. 




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