Skip to Content

Amaretto Sour Recipe

Sharing is caring!

The Amaretto Sour is a popular cocktail that combines the sweet, nutty flavor of amaretto liqueur with the tartness of lemon juice, balanced by simple syrup and given a smooth texture by the addition of egg white. It’s typically served in a rocks glass over ice and garnished with a cherry or a slice of lemon.

Tasting Notes

Tasting the Amaretto Sour, the first thing you’ll notice is the rich almond flavor from the amaretto, which provides a sweet, slightly bitter base. This is immediately followed by the bright, tangy taste of lemon juice, which cuts through the sweetness and adds a refreshing contrast. The simple syrup helps to balance the flavors, preventing the lemon from being too overpowering. The egg white gives the cocktail a silky, smooth texture and a frothy top, making each sip feel luxurious.

As you continue to sip, the interplay between the sweet and sour elements becomes more pronounced, creating a well-rounded and satisfying drink. The nutty undertones of the amaretto linger on the palate, while the lemon keeps the drink light and refreshing.

The smooth texture from the egg white enhances the overall experience, making the Amaretto Sour a delightful cocktail that is both flavorful and easy to drink.

Tips & Tricks

Substitute the simple syrup with honey syrup for a richer sweetness.

Mix in a splash of bourbon to give the cocktail a more complex flavor and a bit of a kick.

Recipe Card

Amaretto Sour

Amaretto Sour

Sip the Perfect Balance of Almond and Citrus


  • 1 oz amaretto
  • 0.75 oz lemon juice
  • 0.5 oz simple syrup
  • 1 egg white


  1. In a shaker add all your ingredients, with ice.
  2. Shake very well to combine and froth the egg.
  3. Strain into lowball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with brandied cherries and serve.

Have you found this recipe useful?

Make sure to LIKE our Facebook page for more amazing cocktails!

Sharing is caring!
Skip to Recipe