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The Best Amaretto Sour

Jeffrey Morganthaler simply adds bourbon to make this a fabulous cocktail
Prep Time 3 mins
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people


  • 1 egg white
  • 3 ounces Amaretto
  • 1.5 ounces bourbon
  • 2 ounces lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons simple syrup
  • 1 lemon twist
  • 2 brandied cherries optional


  • Put the egg white in a shaker or ball jar, and give several good shakes to loosen it.
  • Add the remaining liquids and shake again. Add ice to the container and shake or swirl to chill it. Pour into lowballs over ice.
  • Garnish with the twist and, if using, the cherries.


If you don't want to use a shaker you can use a hand blender or whisk to make the egg white gently frothy.
Keyword Amaretto, bourbon cocktails, jeffrey morganthaler, Lemon, sour