Hot-Cross Amaretto Sour

Easter cocktail

  • serves 1
  • Easy

Serve this hot-cross-bun amaretto sour for an easy Easter drink


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.



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


  • stale hot-cross buns 3
  • sugar 500g


  • 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.