Try our Easter cocktail recipe or check out our best cocktail ideas. Use hot-cross buns that may be a little past their best to make this easy Easter-spiced twist on amaretto sour. Why not make your own hot cross buns, too.


  • 30ml amaretto
  • 5ml PX sherry
  • 20ml lemon juice
  • 20ml hot-cross bun syrup
  • 1 egg white
  • twist lemon peel, to serve


  • 3 stale hot-cross buns
  • 500g sugar


  • STEP 1

    To make the syrup, tear up the buns and put them in a pan with the sugar and 300ml water. Bring to the boil then turn off the heat and leave to infuse. Once cooled, strain into a sterilized bottle and chill.

  • STEP 2

    To make the cocktail, put all of the ingredients in a shaker without ice and shake hard, then open the shaker, fill with ice and shake hard again. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice and add a twist of lemon to serve.

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