Thursday, September 13, 2012

Thirsty Thursday - Amaretto Sour

Another Thursday? Well at least it means we are one day closer to Friday right? And at least we can make these Amaretto Sours to get us through the last bit of the week. 

Amaretto Sour is one of my favorite drinks. I don't remember how I found them, maybe it was my older sister who use to bartend, or maybe I was out with Leroy and asked the server to recommend something, who knows. One sip and I was in love. It doesn't taste very "alcohol-y" because Amaretto isn't a liquor that burns as it goes down, and this (at least for me and Melissa) is a giggly drink. 

Super simple recipe all you need is: 

Sweet and Sour mix 
Orange slices 
Maraschino Cherries 

Now all the recipes I saw for it calls for this many ounces or that many ounces, I don't roll that way, because to me, if you're two drinks in measuring cups are not happening. 

Fill a lowball glass with ice. Then fill the glass 2/3 of the way with the amaretto (or a little more depending on how sweet you like it, more amaretto = less sweet). 

Then add the sweet and sour to the top of the glass, and give it a little spin with a spoon, or straw, or your good ole finger. Some people may prefer to make it in a shaker and that's fine, but stirring works just as well. 

See the pretty amber color? Garnish this wonderful drink with an orange slice and a cherry or two. I like two because I'm a cherry hog. 

Now for those of you that don't like strong drinks, this is for you. My husband NEVER drinks, if he can smell or taste alcohol he doesn't like it, and he had one and said it was good. I also took one to my neighbor who doesn't usually like mixed drinks and she loved it as well. So no strong alcohol burn or taste but I'll tell ya - after two drinks I was giggling to myself on the front porch probably looking a fool, telling myself I am hilarious in my head. Go out there and be a lush for a day, this drink is so worth any embarrassing thing you may do while under the influence (as long as it's legal!). 

Hope y'all enjoy! 


  1. Looks delicious! Definitely going to give this one a try.

    1. Go for it!I haven't had one person try them and say they didn't like them.

  2. Love Amaretto, and often just drink it on the rocks..... but this sounds even better!

    1. It is delish! I told Melissa to try it straight and she was nervous thinking it would burn. But definitely try this one out, promise you'll love it!

  3. LOVE! This is my all time favorite drink!! I'm pretty sure it was one of my first drinks I ever had back in the day! Thanks for sharing.. I'm writing the recipe down right now! Would love for you to share this at my first linky party!

    1. Thanks Claire! I linked it up, and we would love for you to link up some of your stuff at our Monday mixer! It's still up and running for this week, and saturday we will have a "Saturday Social"

  4. I could use on these! Thanks for linking up!


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