Sweet almond and citrus

Amaretto

This silky cocktail has subtle marzipan notes, perfect for those with a sweet tooth

How To Make It

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Amaretto Sour

Ingredients

  • 50ml amaretto
  • 5ml sugar syrup
  • 20ml fresh lemon juice
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 fresh egg
  • 1 Maraschino cherries
  • ice cubes

Equipment

  • chilled rocks glass
  • mixing glass
  • shaker tin
  • shot measure
  • hawthorne strainer
  • lemon squeezer
  • bar spoon

Method

  1. Pour the amaretto, lemon juice, egg white and sugar into one half of your cocktail shaker.
  2. Cover and shake well without ice to emulsify the egg white.
  3. Open the shaker and fill with ice.
  4. Shake again until thoroughly chilled.
  5. Strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice.
  6. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and lemon wedge.

Did you know?

If you prefer something with a little more strength, this drink works incredibly well with bourbon. Either shake the bourbon in with the other ingredients (add 15ml bourbon or try 50:50 bourbon/amaretto) or float a bar spoon of whiskey on top of the finished cocktail – known as an A and B Sour.

Make this Cocktail

Ingredients

The following are available from The Whisky Exchange:

  • Saliza Amaretto Veneziano Liqueur / Bepi Tosolini

    70cl / 28%

    £27.25

  • Monin Gomme Syrup

    70cl

    £4.75

  • Angostura Bitters

    20cl / 44.7%

    £11.45

  • Luxardo Maraschino Cherries / 400g

    £9.25

£52.70

Ingredients & Equipment

All of the ingredients, plus this equipment:

  • Mixing Glass 16oz (46cl)

    £3.95

  • Gem Tumbler / 11.25oz (32cl)

    £5.25

  • Boston Stainless Steel Shaker Can / 28oz

    £2.75

  • 4 Prong Hawthorne Strainer

    £3.75

  • Mexican Elbow Lemon Squeezer

    £8.95

  • Bonzer Bar Spoon 10"

    £6.95

  • Japanese-Style Jigger 20, 25, 40 & 50ml

    £9.75

£94.05

Custom

Don't need a new bar spoon or another bottle of your favourite spirit? Choose just the ingredients and equipment you need.

Choose your products

Bitters

  • Angostura Bitters

    20cl / 44.7%

    Essential kit for bartenders and amateur mixing enthusiasts alike, and a vital ingredient in a string of classic cocktails including Mai Tai, Singapore Sling, Old Fashioned etc

    £11.45

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Drinks

  • Saliza Amaretto Veneziano Liqueur / Bepi Tosolini

    70cl / 28%

    Formerly known as Amaretto Mascarada, Saliza is a cut above standard-issue amarettos with a delightful lightness and intense yet elegant marzipan flavours. This authentic Amaretto is a refined almond distillate, harmonious, natural and incredibly balanced.

    £27.25

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Equipment

  • Mixing Glass 16oz (46cl)

    A medium-sized mixing glass that will help you make 46cl of your favourite beverage.

    £3.95

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  • Boston Stainless Steel Shaker Can / 28oz

    An essential tool of the trade for professional bartenders and amateur mixologists alike. Use in conjunction with the Bar Strainer and the Boston Shaker Glass (See Glassware), to create the cocktail of your choice.

    £2.75

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  • 4 Prong Hawthorne Strainer

    For use with the Boston shaker.

    £3.75

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  • Mexican Elbow Lemon Squeezer

    Designed to do the hard work for you, this Mexican Elbow will juice your lemons quickly with the minimum fuss and is durable and easy to clean. A great piece of equipment worth its weight in gold in a busy bar.

    £8.95

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  • Bonzer Bar Spoon 10"

    A solid Bonzer spoon with disc on the end and a spiral shaft - perfect for layering cocktails.

    £6.95

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  • Japanese-Style Jigger 20, 25, 40 & 50ml

    A Japanese-style jigger, perfect for measuring out shots when adding to cocktails, with 20 and 25ml measures in one side, and 40 and 50ml on the other.

    £9.75

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Garnishes

  • Luxardo Maraschino Cherries / 400g

    A jar of Luxardo's excellent maraschino cherries. These aren't the bright red cocktail cherries you usually see, made by removing all the cherries natural flavour and replacing it with syrup. These are marasca cherries steeped in a maraschino flavoured syrup, creating little cherry flavour bombs that will ruin you for other cocktail garnishes.

    £9.25

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Glasses

  • Gem Tumbler / 11.25oz (32cl)

    A bobbly, inwardly tapered tumbler from the Gem range. Tactile and decently weighty.

    £5.25

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Syrups and Mixers

  • Monin Gomme Syrup

    70cl

    The industry standard cocktail sweetener across the UK bar trade, Monin's gum arabic syrup is lightened by a trace of orange blossom. Essential for all manner of sours, daiquiris and just about any cocktail containing lemon or lime juice.

    £4.75

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