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Amaretto Sour

Amaretto Sour cocktails are a classic drink that you can easily make at home. A uniquely flavored, refreshing cocktail with just 3 ingredients.

Simple cocktails that I can make at home are my favorites. The Fuzzy Navel, Gin Rickey, and the Woo-Woo are a few of my go-to drinks when I’m craving a nice cocktail.

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With notes of almond and undertones of cherry, the Amaretto Sour cocktail is like nothing else. It is one of the easiest cocktails we’ve ever tried and is sure to impress your guests for your next get together.

Ingredients for Amaretto Sour

tray with Disaronno, lemon, orange, simple syrup and bar tools
  • Amaretto Liqueur ~ Disaronno is likely the most popular of the Italian liqueurs. Easy to find at any liquor store.
  • Lemon Juice ~ Fresh is always best, you will need about 1 lemon per cocktail.
  • Simple Syrup ~ Easy to make with equal parts sugar and boiling water. Just mix together and keep in the refrigerator for cocktails or sweetening coffee or tea.
  • Orange slices for garnish
  • Maraschino Cherries for garnish
Amaretto Sour Cocktail on a platter with orange slice and cherries

How to Make Amaretto Sour Cocktails:

  1. Add ice to a cocktail shaker.
man pouring amaretto into a jigger

2. Use a jigger to measure Amaretto liqueur.

pouring lemon juice into a jigger for cocktails

3. Next, add lemon juice.

Man Pouring simple syrup into a cocktail shaker from a jigger

4. Finally, add simple syrup.

man shaking cocktail over tray of glasses with whole lemon and orange and glasses

5. Cover and shake vigorously.

Man pouring Amaretto Sour Cocktail into a glass from shaker

6. Strain into an old fashioned glass over ice.

2 amaretto sour cocktails garnished ith oranges and cherries

7. Garnish with an orange slice and Maraschino cherries if desired.

We found this recipe from Real Simple and a few others that add an egg white to make the cocktail more frothy. If you would like to try that version, just do a dry shake – without the ice, of the ingredients. I really prefer the simple and easy cocktails at home.

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  • I use this bar set and it has everything you need for cocktails at home.
  • Microplane Twist & Zest is perfect for juicing and making citrus garnishes for my favorite cocktails.
  • This Ice Crusher  is my new favorite thing.  Great if you don’t have an ice maker that crushes ice in your fridge.
  • If you really want to get fancy, this Countertop Ice Maker makes the nugget ice, just like Sonic and is so good for cocktails.
  • These party picks are perfect for cocktail garnishes.
Amaretto Sour Cocktail with cherry and orange slice garnish

More 3 Ingredient Cocktails to Try

  • Gin Sour reminds me of a Margarita, super refreshing and so easy to make.
  • Fuzzy Screwdriver is a fun twist on the classic with peach schnapps, easy to make by the glass.
  • Pineapple Rum Punch is one of my favorites for a quick party cocktail. Ginger ale, pineapple juice and my favorite black spiced rum.

When we have cocktails we always make up a few easy appetizers to snack on. Some of our favorite appetizers are Alabama Fire Crackers, Knorr Spinach Dip and Fried Pickles.

Amaretto Sour with Disaronno Amaretto Liqueur

Amaretto liqueur isn’t just for cocktails, it’s a also a great addition to cookies, cakes and my mom says that it makes the most amazing whipped cream!

Amaretto Sour Cocktails - garnished with orange slices and cherries, cocktail jigger and half an orange on the tray

Pick up a bottle and get your next celebration started with these simple 3 ingredient Amaretto Sour Cocktails. 


2 amaretto sour cocktails garnished with cherries and orange slices
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Amaretto Sour

Amaretto Sour cocktails are a classic drink that you can easily make at home.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Amaretto cocktail, Disaronno liqueur cocktail
Servings: 2 cocktails
Calories: 224kcal
Author: Milisa


  • 3 ounces Amaretto Liqueur
  • 2 ounces simple syrup see note below
  • 1 1/2 ounces fresh lemon juice
  • ice
  • orange slices for garnish
  • Maraschino cherries for garnish


  • Add ice to a cocktail shaker and fill with Amaretto liqueur, simple syrup and lemon juice.
  • Cover and shake vigorously.
  • Fill old fashioned glasses about 3/4 full with ice.
  • Strain into glasses.
  • Garnish with oranges slices and cherries.



To make simple syrup: combine equal parts sugar and boiling water, stirring until sugar is completely dissolved.
Cool before making cocktails. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Sodium: 5mg | Sugar: 32g

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