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Were you thinking there was no way you could possibly make an Amaretto Sour taste any better? Get ready to be amazed because we are going to make an Amaretto Stone Sour today and you won’t believe your mouth!
What is an Amaretto Stone Sour?
An Ameretto Stone Sour is a blend between a classic Stone Sour cocktail, consisting primarily of whiskey/bourbon and orange juice, and an Amaretto Sour.
What’s the difference between an Amaretto Sour and an Amaretto Stone Sour?
An Amaretto Sour is made with Amaretto and lemon juice & simple syrup (or sours mix). You make an Amaretto Stone Sour by using most of the same ingredients. The main difference is the Stone Sour version uses Orange Juice.
What exactly makes a drink a Sours drink?
There is a whole family of Sours style drinks. Simply put, a Sours cocktail is made up of your alcohol (liquor or liqueur/cordial), a some form of citrus juice, and a sweetener. Typically, the citrus and sweetener components are combined in a sours mix of lemon juice and simple syrup.
If you want to give a couple Sours drinks a try, you have plenty of options. Pick your favorite alcohol and try out one (or all) of these recipes; whiskey, vodka (or cherry vodka), rum, or gin.
How To Make An Amaretto Stone Sour
This drink is very similar to the Amaretto Sour we mentioned above. You can either use a sours mix, in which case you swap it for the total amounts of lemon juice and simple syrup (1¼ oz) or you can make your own in glass or in a pitcher using a 1:.75 ratio of juice to syrup.
Rocks glasses (this is the set we use personally)
Jigger (we use the jigger and shaker from this set)
Get all your ingredients together and start making your drink.
1½ oz Amaretto (we use DiSaronno)
1½ oz orange juice
1 oz lemon juice
1 oz Simple Syrup
orange wedge and/or 3 maraschino cherries
Put some ice in your cocktail shaker
Add in your Amaretto, OJ, lemon juice, and simple syrup
Place the lid on the shaker and shake for about 5-10 seconds
Add some fresh ice to your rocks glass
Strain your drink through a Hawthorne strainer into the rocks glass
Garnish with an orange wheel and 3 maraschino cherries on a 4″ cocktail pick.
Serve and Enjoy!
Amaretto Stone Sour
- Rocks glass
- Hawthorne strainer
- 4" cocktail pick
- 1½ oz Amaretto
- 1½ oz Orange juice
- 1 oz lemon juice
- 1 oz simple syrup
- 3 maraschino cherries garnish on 4" cocktail pick
- 1 orange wheel garnish
- Fill shaker with ice (skip if adding egg white)
- Add in 1½ oz of Amaretto
- Add in 1½ oz Orange Juice
- Add 1 oz of lemon juice
- Add 1 oz simple syrup
- Shake for 5-10 seconds
- strain through Hawthorne strainer into Rocks glass over fresh ice
- Garnish with an orange wheel and 3 cherries on 4” cocktail pick
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