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a golden colored cocktail with thick white foam and two cherries.

Amaretto Sour

This perfect Amaretto Sour recipe was created by bartender Jeffrey Morgenthaler in 2012. Morgenthaler's improved recipe adds high proof bourbon, fresh lemon juice, and an egg white, brightening and balancing this popular (but often too sweet) '70s-era drink.
4.10 from 10 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cocktail


  • oz amaretto liqueur (like Disaronno)
  • ¾ oz high proof bourbon (like Wild Turkey 101)
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1 tsp rich simple syrup (2 parts sugar, 1 part water)
  • 1 egg white


  • Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker without ice and shake hard for several seconds to build the foam.
  • Add ice to the cocktail shaker and shake until chilled.
  • Strain the cocktail into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with two cherries and a lemon twist, if desired.
Keyword amaretto, bourbon, rye whiskey, sour, whiskey sour
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