An amaretto sour in a tumbler topped with a cherry, with a napkin on the side

Amaretto sour

  • serves 1
  • Easy

An impressive dinner party cocktail, this pretty tipple is topped with creamy egg white and a maraschino cherry.


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To make this recipe vegan, swap the egg white for 1 tbsp of aquafaba.



  • amaretto 50ml
  • lemon juice 25ml
  • syrup from a jar of maraschino cherries 1 tsp, plus cherries from the jar to garnish
  • egg white 1 tbsp, (freeze the rest of the egg white for use in meringues or other recipes)


  • Step 1

    Put the amaretto, lemon juice, cherry syrup and egg white in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake really well until the outside of the shaker is cold.

  • Step 2

    Strain the cocktail into an old fashioned glass. Skewer a few maraschino cherries onto a cocktail skewer and use this to garnish the glass.

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