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How to Make an Amaretto Sour: Classic Amaretto Sour Recipe

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Mar 25, 2020 • 1 min read

The Amaretto Sour is a sweet and refreshing cocktail that is easy to prepare. Amaretto is an almond-flavored, Italian liqueur that can be drunk on its own or mixed into cocktails. The classic Amaretto Sour recipe calls for fresh juice and simple syrup, but a sour mix can be substituted in a pinch. You can make individual Amaretto Sours, pre-batch them for a party, or make a punch bowl for a larger group.



Amaretto Sour Recipe

1 cocktail
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min


  • 1 ½ ounces amaretto liqueur, like Luxardo or Disaronno
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • ¾ ounce fresh lemon juice
  • Splash of lemon-lime soda
  • Maraschino cherry, for garnish
  • Orange slice, for garnish
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add amaretto, simple syrup, and fresh lemon juice. Shake.
  2. Fill a rocks glass with ice, then strain the cocktail into the glass.
  3. Top with a splash of lemon-lime soda.
  4. Drop a maraschino cherry in the glass and garnish with an orange slice on the rim.

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