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Amaretto Sour Recipe

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posted: 12/18/20

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This Amaretto Sour Recipe is the classic cocktail that you love! With only three ingredients, this amaretto sour recipe is so easy to make, it is bound to be your regular go to!

an amaretto sour recipe in a glass with a cherry and orange

Today I am so happy to share with you my most popular cocktail recipe. This Amaretto Sour is so much better than the version you drank as a college kid, and it is perfect for the holidays.

I am a huge lover of Amaretto, and I have a homemade version of it coming for you next week, but until then you will have to tide yourself over with this perfect Amaretto Sour recipe.

The reason that this recipe is so perfect is the Homemade Sweet and Sour Mix. It is surprisingly easy to make and just takes a few lemons and limes and a little bit of planning.

READER REVIEW

This drink tastes amazing!! I made it for Thanksgiving and it paired so well with my appetizers. My daughters loved it too.

In the past, I have ordered this drink at bars and restaurants. Making it at home has spoiled me – I will never be able to order one as good as I can make it myself thanks to your recipe!!!!

Making the Perfect Amaretto Sour Recipe

Amaretto liqueur is one of those bar cart necessities. It also happens to be one of my favorite flavors in cocktails.The rich, smooth almond flavor pairs beautifully with sweet and sour mix.

Occasionally, the Amaretto Sour Recipe gets criticized for being too sweet. Not so with this recipe! Use my easy to make Sweet and Sour Mix and you’ll get that perfect Amaretto Sour flavor every time.

how to make the best amaretto sour in a glass with cherry and orange

Amaretto Sour Ingredients

  • Sweet and Sour Mix: This is the ingredient that puts this cocktail over the top and makes it top notch. It’s so easy to whip up and can be used in a million different cocktails. Try it in this Best Margarita Recipe or this Strawberry Margarita.
  • Amaretto: Make sure you have a delicious Amaretto liqueur on hand. Some popular brands are Disaronno or Hiram Walker.
  • Lemon Lime Soda: Then some bubbly, refreshing lemon-lime soda. Any of your favorites will do such as Sprite or 7UP.
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How to Make Amaretto Sour

With just three ingredients, this is one of the easiest drinks to make!

  1. Make Sweet and Sour Mix: In a pinch you can use the store-bought version, but I highly recommend my homemade mixture. It even keeps well in the freezer.
  2. The Perfect Ratio: For one cocktail, combine equal parts amaretto liqueur and sweet and sour mix in a class filled with ice.
  3. Top it Off: Add in the soda. I don’t measure here, I just add enough to fill the glass and add some carbonation.

Other Great Cocktails

If you make this Amaretto Sour or any of my other cocktails, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

an amaretto sour drink in a glass with cherry and orange
how to make the best amaretto sour in a glass with cherry and orange
5 from 10 votes

Amaretto Sour

Serves: 1 cocktail
(tap # to scale)
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
This Amaretto Sour is the classic cocktail that you love! With only three ingredients, this amaretto sour recipe is so easy to make, it is bound to be your regular go to!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces amaretto liqueur
  • 1 1/2 ounces sweet and sour mix
  • lemon lime soda like Sprite or 7UP

Instructions

  • In a glass filled with ice, mix together equal parts amaretto liqueur and sweet and sour mix.
  • Top with sprite and enjoy!
Calories: 210kcal (11%) Carbohydrates: 38g (13%) Sodium: 20mg (1%) Sugar: 15g (17%)
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: cocktails
Cuisine: American

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  1. averie @ averie cooks says

    This drinks brings back college memories for me! I need to order (or okay make) one again soon!

    Stay warm!!! It sounds way too brutal for me.

  2. Sarah says

    5 stars
    Love this! Tastes just like my college days!

  3. Brooke says

    5 stars
    This recipe was everything I hoped it would be and more! So refreshing, so easy to make and tastes just like the one I always order for happy hour.

  4. Kathy says

    5 stars
    This drink tastes amazing!! I made it for Thanksgiving and it paired so well with my appetizers. My daughters loved it too.
    In the past, I have ordered this drink at bars and restaurants. Making it at home has spoiled me – I will never be able to order one as good as I can make it myself thanks to your recipe!!!!

    • Lisa Longley says

      This made my day, Kathy.

  5. Rob says

    I make these all the time, I don’t use a sprite after I use a little bit of pineapple juice and it’s great as well!

    • Lisa Longley says

      That sounds delicious!

  6. Shayna says

    5 stars
    Thank you for this!! When I just turned 21, someone introduced me to this drink, and I loved it. But then I switched to other options, and over the years I forgot what went into this drink. I remembered the amaretto, the sweet and sour, and the soda, but every time I looked up “amaretto sour,” I only saw fancy drinks made with way more complex methods and ingredients. I finally found yours, which is EXACTLY what I had had before! So happy to be able to recreate this and have the right proportions!

    • Lisa Longley says

      This makes me so happy, Shayna! So glad to hear it!

  7. Nelda Sparks says

    Lisa,try your Amaretto Sour like this…Amaretto, Country Time Lemonade, (equal amounts, or as you choose,) ice…delicious and so quick…Nelda

  8. Catherine Arik says

    5 stars
    I made the sweet and sour mix and used it for the Amaretto Sour. This drink is amazing!!! I’m going to try your amaretto next. Thank you!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank you so much for coming back to let me know! Please let me know what you think of the homemade amaretto too!

  9. Tammy Whitney says

    This sounds so simple but I’ll screw it up somehow lol ☺️

    • Lisa Longley says

      LOL! No, I’m sure you’ve got this. Let me know how it goes!

  10. Janet Wilson says

    5 stars
    I have also used Fresca and omitted the Sour mix.

    • Lisa Longley says

      What a great way to make it lighter!

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