ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to make the best Amaretto Sour

Updated on September 20, 2012
Amaretto Sour
Amaretto Sour


What is Amaretto?

Amaretto is an almond-flavoured liquer, originating from Italy. Made from almonds or apricot pits, it is used to flavour cakes, biscuits, the famous Tiramisu dessert as well as Chicken Amaretto

The true origin of Amaretto is unknown but is it commonly associated with the Italian town of Saronno. The most popular brand of Amaretto is Disaronno Originale – although it is said that no almonds or apricot pits are used in the secret ingredients.

This almond flavoured tasting drink is commonly used in both mixers or served with ice. The word Amaretto is derives from with the phrase ’some-what bitter’ as it has a slightly bitter after-taste.

The legend that is associated with this popular liquer dates back to the early 16th century. The Renaissance painter Bernandino Luini ( a student of Leonard Da Vinci) was asked to undertake a Madonna fresco for the Sana Maria delle Grazie church. It is said he used a widow as his model and with whom he fell in love and they became lovers. As a gesture of her love for him she created the drink Amaretto.

Today Amaretto is made from Apricot kernel oil which is infused with alcohol, burnt sugar and a combination of both herbs and fruits. Apricot pits make up the base of the drink.


Ingredients for Amaretto Sour:

2oz (60ml) of Amaretto Liquer

2oz ( 60ml) of fresh Lemon juice - you can use more or less so long as the amaretto and lemon juice are of equal amounts

1 - 2 splashes of Angostura Bitters

1 Maraschino cherry

1 slice of lemon


·How to make Amaretto Sour:

  • ·Pour Amaretto into a glass
  • ·Add equal amounts of fresh lemon juice
  • ·Add 1-2 dashes of Angostura Bitters
  • ·Fill Cocktail mixer with ice and shake
  • ·Pour into a chilled glass and decorate with a Maraschino cherry and slice of lemon..

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • samnashy profile imageAUTHOR

      Sam Graham 

      5 years ago from Australia

      Thanks. Amaretto is quite sweet & so goes well with the Lemon. It's a nice occasional drink.

    • beingwell profile image

      beingwell 

      5 years ago from Bangkok

      This drink is new to me. I am one of those occasional drinkers; but I do appreciate a good drink. Since I don't have the ingredients for this drink, I'd look it up in the menu when my hubby and I go out for a drink. :D

      Upped this one, btw. :)

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)