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Amaretto Sour

The Amaretto Sour is one of the best-known cocktails made with Amaretto. Together with a dash of lemon juice, sugar syrup and bitters, this cocktail makes a varied drink. Discover our Amaretto Sour recipe and prepare the cocktail at home!

Amaretto Sour Recipe

  • 5 cl Amaretto
  • 2.5 cl lemon juice
  • 1.5 cl sugar syrup
  • 1 dash Angustora Bitters
  • 1 egg white

Step by Step Guide

  1. Measure all ingredients except Angustora Bitters with a jigger and pour into a shaker and shake for about 20 seconds.
  2. Then add a few ice cubes and shake for another 20 seconds.
  3. Now strain the Amaretto Sour into a tumbler with ice cubes and add the bitters.
  4. Before serving, garnish with a lemon wedge or a cocktail cherry and serve.
amaretto sour cocktail
Recipe by Chris


To prepare the Amaretto Sour, start by measuring out the ingredients. Add the amaretto, lemon juice, sugar syrup and egg white one after the other to a cocktail shaker and shake well. Caution: Do not add any ice cubes to the shaker at this stage. Otherwise the beautiful foam will not form. When you have shaken the shaker well for about 20 seconds, add a few ice cubes and shake everything well again. Then strain the drink into a tumbler and add the bitters. Garnish the drink with a lemon wedge or a cocktail cherry and serve the Amaretto Sour!

How the Amaretto Sour tastes


12 Reviews

The taste of the Amaretto Sour is very pleasant and balanced. The interplay of sweet and sour comes out very well in this drink. The sweet notes of the Amaretto and the sugar syrup form the perfect counterpoint to the more sour notes of the lemon and the tart notes of the bitters.

This makes the taste very varied and pleasantly mild/sweet. Compared to its well-known relative, the Whisky Sour, the Amaretto Sour is sweeter and less tart. Try the mild sour cocktail yourself and create your own taste profile.

A cocktail that almost everyone loves

Summer is the time for cocktails, mixed drinks and mocktails. They can be used to mix up parties or brighten up happy hours. Whether at the beach, in a cocktail bar or in the hot summer heat in the big cities: refreshing cocktails like the Amaretto Sour, Aperol Spritz or Hugo Cocktail are loved almost everywhere. Especially if you like sweet cocktails and the taste of almonds, you should try the Amaretto Sour. You will be surprised at the refreshing effect this drink can have in summer.

And best of all, this Amaretto Sour cocktail is so easy to make. The recipe we presented to you above is for one drink. But you can also simply increase the ingredients in equal quantities if you are entertaining several guests at once.

The right combination with food

The Amaretto Sour is a really varied cocktail that can be prepared particularly quickly. Thanks to its sweet and sour taste, the drink is particularly suitable for game nights or meetings with friends or work colleagues. Sweets or other snacks are often served at these events. For this reason, we would like to show you here what snacks you can best serve with this Amaretto Cocktail. We recommend serving it with salty snacks (pretzel sticks or pretzels) or pretzels. Another great alternative is to serve the cocktail with a sweet dessert such as tiramisu or pana cotta.

The Amaretto Sour in the Sours family

As the name suggests, the Amaretto Cocktail belongs to the family of Sour Cocktails. This makes the drink very closely related to the Whisky Sour and the Gin Sour. The recipes of all these drinks usually differ only minimally. The main difference, however, is the base spirit used. If you would like to prepare a sour cocktail but don’t feel like drinking Amaretto, you will certainly find the right recipe on our Sour Cocktail page.

Sour cocktails are characterised by the fact that they consist of at least one spirit, one sweetener and one sour ingredient. The taste is always a beautiful interplay of sweet and sour. On top of that, these drinks are incredibly easy to prepare. So: Try a sour cocktail yourself and be surprised by the pleasant taste!

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