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Amaretto Cocktail Recipes

Simple Recipes to Make Amaretto Cocktail That Oozes Awesomeness

Amaretto is a sweet almond-flavored liqueur. Here are some recipes on how to make some great cocktails using it.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Jan 21, 2018
Amaretto is a liqueur which originated in Italy. To produce it, a base of apricot or almond pits, or sometimes both are used. The word Amaretto is believed to be derived from an Italian word amaro, which means 'bitter'―the flavor lent to the liqueur by bitter almonds. However, the flavor is balanced by sweeteners and sometimes, by sweet almonds.

Amaretto is a popular choice among people. It is served neat (by itself) or on the rocks (with ice), or used in various cocktails. Take a look at the following cocktail recipes and try them.

Amaretto Sour Recipe 1

Ingredients
  • 1 oz. sweet and sour mix
  • 2 oz. amaretto
Directions

This recipe uses the ingredients that are conventionally popular. Half fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes, and pour the amaretto liqueur into it. Then, add the sweet and sour mix, and shake. Pour the drink through a strainer into an old-fashioned glass. Garnish it with a maraschino cherry and/or a slice of orange, and serve.

Amaretto Sour Recipe 2

Ingredients
  • 2 oz. amaretto
  • 1 tbsp. simple syrup
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 maraschino cherry
Directions

Fill two-thirds of a cocktail shaker with ice cubes, and add the lemon juice, simple syrup, and amaretto to it. Shake and pour the drink into a chilled sour glass. Garnish it with the maraschino cherry, and serve.

French Connection

Ingredients
  • 1 part (3.5 cl) cognac
  • 1 part (3.5 cl) amaretto
Directions

Half fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes, and pour the amaretto and cognac into it. Shake and then pour the cocktail into an old-fashioned glass. Alternately, you can add some ice cubes to the glass and then pour the drink over them. Gently stir, and serve.

Godfather

Ingredients
  • 1 part (3.5 cl) Scotch
  • 1 part (3.5 cl) amaretto
Directions

Half fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes, and pour the amaretto liqueur and Scotch into it. Shake and then strain the drink into an old-fashioned glass. Serve with/without ice.

Godmother

Ingredients
  • 1 part (3.5 cl) vodka
  • 1 part (3.5 cl) amaretto
Directions

Combine the ingredients―vodka and amaretto―and pour them into a cocktail shaker that is half filled with ice. Shake and then strain the cocktail into a sour glass.

Almond Essence

Ingredients
  • ½ oz. white creme de cacao
  • ½ oz. amaretto
  • 2 oz. light cream
Directions

Add the ingredients―white creme de cacao, ameretto, and light cream―to a cocktail shaker that is half filled with ice. Give it a good shake, and then strain the drink into a sour glass. Serve after garnishing it with a few, peeled almonds.

Bittersweet Seduction

Ingredients
  • ⅔ oz. peach schnapps
  • ⅔ oz. amaretto
  • 4 oz. club soda
  • ¾ oz. dry vermouth
Directions

Drop a few cubes of ice into an old-fashioned glass. Pour the amaretto into it followed by the peach schnapps and vermouth. Stir, and then add the club soda to the glass. Stir once again and then serve.

Ice Cream Amaretto

Ingredients
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 2 oz. amaretto
  • ½ cup vanilla ice cream
Directions

Add the orange juice, amaretto, and vanilla ice cream to a blender. Blend them till you get the consistency of a smoothie. Fill a cocktail glass with ice cubes, and pour the drink into it. Stir and serve.

Another way to enjoy this heady liqueur is by adding a dash of it in coffee. It is also added to desserts like Tiramisu and ice cream. It is used in the preparation of many foods, such as chicken, fish, and pancakes.
Alcoholic cocktail hot gold with amaretto liqueur, orange juice