Amaretto Sour With A Grenadine Twist

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Looking for a refreshing and slightly sweet cocktail to tantalize your taste buds? Look no further than the amaretto sour with a grenadine twist! This vibrant drink combines the nutty sweetness of amaretto, the tangy citrus of lemon juice, and a touch of sugary grenadine for a delightful layered effect. It’s perfect for a summer afternoon, an after-dinner drink, or whenever you crave something a little special.

Gathering the Ingredients:

Cocktail Recipe: Guilty Pleasure (Twist on an Amaretto Sour)
Cocktail Recipe: Guilty Pleasure (Twist on an Amaretto Sour)

2 ounces amaretto liqueur

  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup (or to taste)
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine liqueur
  • Maraschino cherry (for garnish)
  • Lemon wedge (for garnish)
  • Ice cubes

  • Creating Your Masterpiece:

    1. Chill your glass. Fill a coupe glass (or any small, stemmed glass) with ice cubes. Let it sit for a minute or two to allow the glass to chill. Discard the ice water before starting.
    2. Combine the liquids. In a shaker filled with ice, add the amaretto, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Shake vigorously for about 15 seconds, or until the mixture is well chilled and frothy.
    3. Strain and layer. Strain the amaretto sour mixture into your chilled coupe glass. Carefully pour the grenadine down the side of the glass using a bar spoon to create a beautiful layered effect.
    4. Garnish and enjoy! Add a maraschino cherry and a lemon wedge for a classic touch. Now, sit back, relax, and savor your delicious amaretto sour with a grenadine twist!

    Nutritional Breakdown (per serving):

    This recipe yields approximately one serving. Here’s a rough estimate of the nutritional content:

    Calories: 250-300 (depending on the brand of amaretto and simple syrup used)

  • Carbohydrates: 30-35 grams (mostly from sugar)
  • Protein: 0 grams
  • Fat: 0 grams

  • Please note: This is just an estimate, and the actual nutritional content can vary depending on the specific ingredients you use.


    The amaretto sour with a grenadine twist is a simple yet sophisticated cocktail that’s sure to impress. It’s easy to make, requires minimal ingredients, and offers a delightful balance of flavors. So, next time you’re looking for a refreshing and flavorful drink, give this recipe a try!

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

    1. Can I substitute anything for the amaretto?

    Absolutely! If you don’t have amaretto on hand, you can try other almond-flavored liqueurs like Disaronno or even a marzipan liqueur. You can also experiment with other flavors like cherry brandy or coffee liqueur, but keep in mind that the overall taste profile will differ.

    2. What if I don’t have simple syrup?

    No problem! You can easily make a simple syrup at home. Just combine equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar dissolves completely. Let it cool completely before using.

    3. How sweet should my amaretto sour be?

    This recipe starts with one ounce of simple syrup, but feel free to adjust it to your taste preference. Start with less and add more to taste until you reach your desired level of sweetness.

    4. Can I skip the grenadine?

    Yes, you can definitely omit the grenadine if you prefer a classic amaretto sour or simply don’t have it on hand. The drink will still be delicious, but you’ll lose the beautiful layered effect and the touch of sweetness from the grenadine.

    5. What other garnishes can I use?

    There are many options for garnishing your amaretto sour! Here are a few ideas:

    A sprig of fresh rosemary

  • A slice of orange or lemon peel
  • A few fresh berries
  • A sprinkle of edible glitter for a festive touch