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Beyond Almond Joy: The Bourbon Amaretto Sour for Adventurous Palates

Beyond Almond Joy: The Bourbon Amaretto Sour for Adventurous Palates
  March 21, 2024

Beyond Almond Joy: The Bourbon Amaretto Sour for Adventurous Palates

The Amaretto Sour is a classic cocktail, but for those seeking a more complex and boozy twist, this recipe introduces bourbon to the mix.  The resulting Bourbon Amaretto Sour offers a delightful interplay between the rich vanilla and caramel notes of bourbon, the sweet almond essence of Amaretto, and the bright acidity of lemon juice, creating a sophisticated and flavorful drink.

Ingredients:

1 ounce bourbon (choose something smooth and easy-drinking)

1 ounce Amaretto liqueur (Disaronno is a popular choice)

¾ ounce fresh lemon juice

½ ounce simple syrup (or to taste)

Garnish: Lemon twist, maraschino cherry (optional)

WL Weller CYPB Bourbon Whiskey 750ml

Instructions (Preparation Time: 5 minutes):

Chill Your Glass: Fill a coupe glass with ice cubes. Swirl the ice to chill the glass, then discard the water.

Combine and Shake: Add the bourbon, Amaretto, lemon juice, and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds to ensure all ingredients are well chilled and combined.

Strain and Sip: Strain the vibrant amber liquid into your chilled coupe glass.

Citrusy Touch (Optional): Express the oils from a lemon twist over the drink by gently squeezing it and discard the twist or add it to the glass for garnish.

The Amaretto Sour is a delightful and sophisticated twist on the classic Amaretto Sour. The addition of bourbon elevates the drink with its rich and complex flavors, making it perfect for those who enjoy a more adventurous cocktail experience. So raise a glass, savor the interplay of flavors, and discover a new favorite bourbon cocktail!