This Amaretto Sour cocktail is bursting with flavor from fresh lemon juice and almond liqueur. It is the perfect pre-dinner cocktail or after dinner sipper.
The creation of this recipe was sponsored by Sodastream.
Sparkling water is a bit of a staple in our house. I don't do soft drinks or juices. But sometimes I just get tired of drinking plain water.
So if I'm not having a cocktail or glass of wine, I like to switch things up with a glass of sparkling water and sometimes a squeeze of lime. It adds a lovely little fizz that dances on your tongue.
A few years ago, sick of lugging bottles of sparkling water home from the supermarket, I invested in a Sodastream. (<< I highly recommend checking it out for yourself!)
And now rarely a day goes by where I don't make a bottle of sparkling water.
And it also comes in handy for making delicious sparkling cocktails. First up, is this Amaretto Sour cocktail.
If you've never had one, you're in for a treat.
An Amaretto Sour is the perfect aperitif (a cocktail that is served to stimulate the appetite before a meal).
What's in an Amaretto Sour?
It's a tart and refreshing combination of lemon juice, almond liqueur, sugar syrup, and ice.
Classic Amaretto Sours actually don't call for soda water at all. But I always add it - it transforms an otherwise overly sweet drink into a delicious cocktail that is more like an Amaretto spritzer!
I also use maple syrup in my Amaretto Sour in place of ordinary simple syrup. It adds a great depth of flavor and subtle nuttiness.
How to Make an Amaretto Sour
In a cocktail shaker, combine amaretto liquer, lemon juice, maple syrup, and a dash of bitters.
Pour over ice. If desired, add a splash of sparkling soda water.
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- 4 oz Amaretto
- 2 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- sparkling water to taste
- lemon peel for garnish
- a dash of bitters optional
- Place the Amaretto, lemon juice, maple syrup and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake well to combine.
- Strain through a cocktail strainer and divide between 2 lowball glasses. Top with sparkling water, a dash of bitters, and a wedge of lemon and lemon peel.