Amaretto Sour Cocktail

Ameretto Sour CocktailWhat does a six-foot-tall man with green tunic and yellow stretchy tights have to do with Christmas? Let us find out.

This cocktails inspiration comes to us from the movie Elf.  Now, the cocktail does not show up in the movie, however, I think it would be good to pair with it.  What is Elf, you ask? Elf is a Christmas movie, of course!  The main character Buddy (Will Ferrell) is a little human child that sneaks his way into Santa’s bag and gets whisked away up north, where he is raised as an elf.  Around 20 years later, if you start looking around and realize that there isn’t something quite right when you are four feet taller than everybody else, then it might start to sink in that you may not be an elf at all.  So, Buddy then hotfoots it down to New York, where every Christmas family name seems to live, and meets his biological father.  Walter (James Cann) opened his front door, only to be faced with a six-foot-tall man dressed like the mall version of Santa’s helper. Buddy introduces himself, telling Walter that he is his “long lost son”.  And much like anybody else in the world, met with a stranger claiming to be your child, Walter closes the door on Buddy’s face.   But following with a chat with his wife, Walter lets Buddy into the house and the faux-elf quickly becomes one of the family.  However, to not divulge the entire movie plot, the best part of this entire movie is when Buddy is traipsing his way through the department store – but once he spots one of those Santa-for-hire’s, he walks up to that Santa and angrily states, “You sit on a throne of lies!”

Now that scene alone spawned a whole bunch of memes, which you can easily find if you look them up online.  As I have said before, that is arguably the best part of the movie, and it makes my daughter laugh every time she sees it.  All in all, Elf is your standard Christmas movie where there is always something chaotic going on, to which it has to do with belief and faith in Santa Claus and Christmas itself.  In this specific movie’s case, the sleigh will not work if there’s not enough belief in Christmas, but by the end of the movie it’s all sorted out, and Christmas is saved.

Ameretto Sour Cocktail

Sparkling Amaretto Sour

Today I show you how to make the Sparkling Amaretto Sour. This variant of the Amaretto Sour is very light and easy to drink. This is perfect to pare with Elf. Elf is an interesting Christmas movie that is fun for everyone.



  • Put first three ingredient into the shaker tin.
    1 oz Amaretto, .5 oz Simple Syrup, .75 oz Lemon Juice
  • Shake with ice for 10-15 seconds.
  • Strain into Rocks glass with fresh ice.
  • Top with Prosecco.
    4 oz Prosecco
  • Garnish with 1 Orange Slice and 1 maraschino Cherry.


Serving: 6oz | Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg


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