Mixology Monday With The Leveretts - Amaretto Sour

May 25, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

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Today we're sharing a classic of Italian-American origins, the Amaretto Sour. The exact history of the drink is unclear but the early version of the drink was essentially an overly sweet combination of Amaretto and sour mix from the 1970s. Fortunately for us, this recipe has improved with time. So if you're reading this, remembering (and loathing) sipping this syrupy concoction a few decades ago we encourage you to try this updated rendition, it may end up being one of your favorites. We hope you enjoy. As always, if you make any of our drinks, take a picture and share them with us online! Instagram ---> @ staynfocusimages

This recipe makes 2 drinks. Let's get started!


Here's what you need:

For Garnish
2 Bourbon Soaked Cherries
2 Dehydrated Lemon Slices 
1 tsp Lemon Juice & 2 tbsp Sugar for Glass Rim


For Drink
4 oz. DiSarono
2 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
2 Dashes of Aromatic Bitters
1 Egg White
Ice Cubes
2 Coupe Glasses or Rocks Tumblers

You'll also need a Shaker Cup, Strainer and Mixing Glass. 



Let's Make the Drink!

  1. Before we begin, sugar the rim of your glasses, as much or little as you like.
    • Pro tip, use a cotton swab to first apply the lemon juice where you want the sugar.
    • Lightly drag the glass (where lemon juice is applied) in your sugar
  2. In a shaker cup add:
    • 1 Egg White (be sure to separate out the yolk)
    • Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice (2 oz)
    • Bitters (2 dashes)
    • DiSarono (4 oz)
    • Ice
  3. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds
  4. Pour into mixing glass
  5. Remove ice and pour cocktail back into shaker cup
  6. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds (with no ice)
  7. Strain into both glasses evenly
  8. Add 1 bourbon cherry and dehydrated lemon slice to each glass.
  • The bourbon cherries were purchased, not made. They can be found in well stocked liquor stores.
  • Our lemon slices were dehydrated in the air fryer. They can also be made in the oven. Set the temperature low, (150 - 200º) and wait. Time: 2 hours in oven.
  1. Enjoy!


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