A delicious twist on a classic cocktail, this Apple Cider Amaretto Sour is a flavorful drink that will warm you up on those chilly fall nights!
A TASTY APPLE COCKTAIL
If you love apple cider, then you will love this Apple Cider Amaretto Sour! This is a fun autumn twist on the classic Amaretto Sour cocktail. With just a handful of ingredients, you can whip up this delightful little drink for your guests (or just for you!) in no time. It really is a delicious and smooth night cap. This cocktail has the perfect balance of flavors that work really well together. So, if you've got that fresh apple cider hanging out in your fridge then put it to good use and make this Apple Cider Amaretto Sour!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Amaretto is an almond-flavored Italian liqueur from the North of Italy. This is a handy little drink to keep stocked in your liquor cabinet. It's not only a delicious drink but it also works nicely in a lot of baked goods where you want a light almond flavor. It gives the baked goods a nice background flavor.
Sour cocktails are a type of cocktails that are sweet and sour. They are usually made with whisky, tequila, or gin (among others) as a base, plus a bitter component like lime or lemon juice (or bottled bitters) and then finished with a sweetener like simple syrup or others like grenadine. In this drink, the apple cider is adding the sweetness.
The most well known brand would be Disaronno and that is what we use in this recipe. Some other brands that you can use are Di Amore, Cristiani, Hiram Walker and Gozio among others.
For this recipe, I would say that fresh lemons would be the best. If you are in a pinch you can use bottled but the bottled lemon juice just tastes pretty gross to me and ruins the flavor of most drinks.
The short answer is yes. However, I think you'd be short changing yourself on taste though. The richness of apple cider really boosts the overall flavor profile of this drink.
This cocktail is best served in a whisky or old-fashioned glass. If you have stemless wine glasses, you could certainly use those too. We like to top ours with a slice of apple and a cherry on a cocktail stick.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
- amaretto liqueur
- fresh lemon juice
- apple cider
- apple slice, optional
- maraschino cherry, optional
HOW TO MAKE A APPLE CIDER AMARETTO SOUR:
Juice the lemon and add it to a cocktail shaker with ice. The ice is basically going to start getting your drink cool while in the shaker.
Next add the Amaretto liqueur.
Lastly add the apple cider and shake together.
Add ice to a glass.
Strain cocktail over ice, garnish with apple slice and cherry and enjoy.
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APPLE CIDER AMARETTO SOUR
- 3 ounces Amaretto liqueur (like Disaronno)
- 1.5 ounces fresh lemon juice
- 1.5 ounces apple cider
- ice cubes
- 1 apple slice, for garnish optional
- 1 maraschino cherry, for garnish optional
- Put a few ice cubes on the cocktail shaker alongside the Amaretto, apple cider, and lemon juice.
- Shake well for a minute or so.
- Strain it into a glass with 2-3 big ice cubes (about ¾ of the glass)
- Garnish it with a slice of apple and a maraschino cherry on a cocktail pick.
- Various different Amaretto brands can be used. I like Disaronno.
- Use fresh lemon juice if you can, it provides the best flavor.
- Garnishes are optional.