Amaretto Sour Cocktail

Amereto Sour Cocktail
Amaretto Sour Cocktail

Amaretto Sour

This cocktail is an Amaretto Sour. Sour cocktails are basically a family of cocktails that contain an essential spirit (Whiskey, Bourbon, etc.). Add a citrus juice, usually Lemon and a sweetener of some kind (sugar, honey, etc.) Now the first record of a sour comes to us from Jerry Thomas’s 1852 How To Mix Drinks
Now, this sour contains Amaretto which is a liqueur. Amaretto has two origin stories. The first is that in 1786 the Lazzaroni family created an amaretto cookie for the local king. In 1851 they created an infusion with these cookies to create the liqueur.
The other story is that of a widow from the Reina family, she sat as a muse for Bernardino Louis 1525 while he painted the fresco of the Madonna of The Miracles in Corona, Italy, and that’s a nice one, in thanks she created this amber liquid and gave it to him as a gift. This recipe has been handed down from generation to generation, and his soul is eternal.
So fast forward to 1970, and its entrepreneurial bartender created the Amaretto Sour, which is basically Amaretto and lemonade, but over time it’s been modernized and adapted as many cocktails are this one is the Morgentaler version of this drink




  • Add all Ingredients to Shaker Glass
    1.5 oz Amaretto, .75 oz Cask-proof bourbon, 1 oz Lemon juice, 1 tsp Simple Syrup, .5 egg white

Reverse Shake

  • 10 seconds with out ice
  • 10 seconds with cracked ice


Serving: 4oz | Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg


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