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 large 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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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
166 Calories
3g Fat
15g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 166
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 39mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 10mg 52%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 76mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)