Fresh Ginger Amaretto Sour Recipe

Elana Lepkowski

Why It Works

  • The baking-spice notes of Angostura bitters deepen amaretto's nuttiness.
  • Lemon and ginger cut through amaretto's sweetness.
  • With a lower proof than most cocktails, this drink is perfect for entertaining guests who want a lighter drink.

It's time to give amaretto another chance in this updated version of the classic Amaretto Sour.

Recipe Facts

Active: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins
Serves: 2 servings

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  • 1 (1-inch) knob of ginger, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch rounds
  • 1 3/4 ounces freshly squeezed juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 1/4 ounces amaretto, such as Disaronno
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 egg white
  • Crystallized ginger, for garnish


  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the rounds of ginger with lemon juice. Add the amaretto, bitters, and egg white. Shake hard to incorporate the egg white for 20 seconds, then fill shaker 2/3 of the way with ice and shake for an additional 20 seconds. Strain drink through a standard cocktail strainer and a fine-mesh strainer into two small aperitif glasses. Garnish each glass with a piece of crystallized ginger.

Special equipment

muddler, small strainer, cocktail shaker

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