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Amaretto Whiskey Sour

Amaretto Whiskey Sour is a combination of the classic whiskey sour and the amaretto sour. A tasty cocktail that is sure to be a crowd favorite. 

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Cocktail sours are so simple to make and very refreshing. The Amaretto Sour and the Gin Sour are both on our regular rotation for quick and easy cocktails. 

Amaretto Whiskey Sour garnished with orange slice on a blue and white stripe towel with a copper jigger and lemon slices in background

We love trying new cocktails and this is one that we will be making again and again. We made this with Irish Whiskey to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day but it’s delicious enough for any occasion. Great for celebrating with friends.

Ingredients Needed

Ingredients for Amaretto Whiskey Sour

  • Whiskey ~ We used Jameson Irish Whiskey, use your favorite.
  • Amaretto ~ An Italian liqueur with almond and cherry flavors. 
  • Triple Sec ~ Orange liqueur that adds the perfect orange flavor and sweetness.
  • Bitters ~ Angostura bitters are made with herbs and spices and adds a balance of flavors to cocktails. 
  • Fresh Oranges & Lemons ~ For citrus flavor and garnish
  • Ice

Whiskey sour cocktail with orange slice in the glass for garnish

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Directions

making cocktails with fresh orange - placing into a cocktail shaker

  • Add an orange slice and lemon slice to a cocktail shaker and muddle. 
  • Add ice.

pouring whiskey into a jigger

  • Use a jigger to add whiskey.

pouring amaretto into a jigger

  • Next, add Amaretto. 

pouring triple sec into a jigger

  • Pour in triple sec. 

adding bitters to a cocktail shaker

  • Add a couple of dashes of bitters.

man shaking a copper cocktail shaker

  • Place the top of the shaker on and shake vigorously. 

Straining amaretto whiskey sour cocktail into an old fashioned glass with crushed ice

  • Fill cocktail glasses half way with crushed ice.
  • Strain cocktail over ice. 

Amaretto Whiskey Sour cocktail garnished with lemon and orange slice

  • Garnish with lemon and orange slices if desired.

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More Irish Inspired Cocktails to Try

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Homemade Baileys Irish Cream is one of my favorite things. It’s even better than the store bought variety and makes a great hostess gift. 

Irish Coffee is always a hit, serve it hot or as an iced coffee for a delightful coffee treat. 

Salted Caramel Guinness Float is a delicious dessert cocktail with complex flavors unlike anything you’ve ever tried. 

You might also like this refreshing Pear Whiskey Smash for a delicious fall cocktail, great for any fall gathering.

This simple Amaretto Whiskey Sour Cocktail is a great celebration drink but easy enough to make and enjoy while doing a little front porch sitting. 

Amaretto Whiskey Cocktail in an old fashioned glass with crushed ice. Sitting on a blue towel

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Yield: 2 drinks

Amaretto Whiskey Sour

Amaretto and Irish Whiskey cocktail with orange slice in glass with crushed ice

Amaretto Whiskey Sour is a combination of the classic whiskey sour and the amaretto sour. A tasty cocktail that is sure to be a crowd favorite. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • fresh orange slices
  • fresh lemon slices
  • ice
  • 2 ounces Irish whiskey
  • 1 ounce amaretto liqueur
  • 1 ounce triple sec
  • 
3-4 dashes bitters

Instructions

  1. Muddle a slice of orange and a slice of lemon in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add ice.
  3. Pour in whiskey, amaretto, triple sec and bitters.
  4. Add the top of the cocktail shaker and shake vigorously.
  5. Fill 2 old fashioned glasses half way with crushed ice.
  6. Strain cocktail into glasses.
  7. Garnish with lemon and orange slices if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 160Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 0g

Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.

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