There is something about an Amaretto Stone Sour that makes me think of my cousin. I am oftentimes connecting food and drinks to memories. When I made these Amaretto Stone Sours, I instantly thought of hanging out with my cousin. Amaretto Stone Sours have great flavor, are easy to drink, and have simple ingredients that any good bar should already have stocked!
This sweet and tangy combination of Amaretto, sweet and sour, and orange juice makes the perfect Amaretto Stone Sour. Why we don't make more drinks with amaretto?!? I do have a few amaretto drinks, but I was reminded how much I love it again when I tasted this.
What is in an Amaretto Stone Sour VS Amaretto Sour
An Amaretto Stone Sour vs an Amaretto Sour is the change of two ingredients: Orange juice for Sprite. The stone sour has orange juice and the sour has Sprite.
I try to have a well-stocked bar for mixers. Orange juice and also sweet and sour mix on a hand at any given time. Those are standard mixers in so many cocktails. So, when I decided to make this amaretto stone sour on a whim, I had the ingredients and even had maraschino cherries and oranges too.
- Amaretto - A solid amaretto is easy to find. To be honest, it isn't an expensive liquor. di Amore and Disaronno are two of the brands I have in my cabinet.
- Sweet and Sour Mix - I don't love sweet and sour mix, so don't have one I recommend. But whatever your store sells.
- Orange Juice - Whether fresh squeezed or store-bought, OJ is a must to make this a stone sour.
- Garnish - Maraschino cherries and orange slices make the best garnish for this citrus-forward cocktail.
How to Make Amaretto Stone Sour
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and equal parts of amaretto, sweet and sour mix, and orange juice. Shake it up for 15 to 20 seconds adn the outside starts to get frosty. Then pour into a cocktail glass filled with ice. This recipe will make one cocktail to add to a 9 ounce cocktail glass. Feel free to double or triple the recipe to make more than one cocktail.
If you don't love the sweetness of the Amaretto liquor, you may be interested in trying the whiskey sour - the same great sweet and sour flavors just a little lighter on the sweetness.
Want a stronger cocktail since the proof of amaretto isn't great? Try adding a little vodka or rum to this cocktail. A little vodka can make it a little like a fuzzy navel.
Make this by the pitcher for a fun party cocktail that you don't have to make one at a time. Just multiply the ingredient volumes by the number of servings you want.
Looking for new and different ways to use that bottle of amaretto you have sitting on your shelf or in your fridge. Here are some great amaretto cocktail recipes.
Amaretto Stone Sour
- 2 ounces Amaretto
- 2 ounces Sweet and Sour Mix
- 2 ounces Orange Juice
- Maraschino cherries and Orange Slices for garnish
- Fill a cocktail mixer with ice. Pour the amaretto, sweet and sour mix, and orange juice over the ice.
- Shake to combine. Pour over ice into a cocktail glass.
- Garnish with maraschino cherries and orange slices.
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