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An Amaretto sour cocktail garnished with egg white foam and cocktail cherries
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Disaronno Sour (Amaretto Sour)

Disaronno sour is a classic cocktail using Amaretto liqueur. The addition of bourbon turns this version of the Amaretto sour into a gorgeous, well-balanced libation that has its sweet and sourness perfectly in tune with each other.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Italian, Worldwide
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 1
Calories: 201kcal


  • A cocktail shaker or a large jar with a screwtop lid


Disaronno Sour with Bourbon

  • 40 ml Disaronno Amaretto or alternative Amaretto liqueur with 28% abv, 2 parts
  • 20 ml Bourbon 1 part
  • 20 ml Lemon juice 1 part
  • 20 ml Egg white 1 part
  • 2 Maraschino cocktail cherries
  • Ice

Disaronno Sour without Bourbon

  • 60 ml Disaronno amaretto 6 parts
  • 30 ml Lemon juice 3 parts
  • 20 ml Egg white 2 parts
  • 2 Maraschino cocktail cherries
  • Ice


  • Pour the Disaronno, bourbon (if using), lemon juice and egg white into a cocktail shaker - do not add ice at this stage
  • Secure the lid of the cocktail shaker and shake hard for 30 seconds (this is the dry shake)
  • Now add the ice and put the lid back on
  • Shake for a further 30 seconds (this is the wet shake)
  • Strain into a cocktail glass, garnish with the cherries and serve


  • Decide what glass you would like to serve this drink in. Opt for a sours glass (as pictured) if you do not want to serve it over ice. Alternatively, load a tumble with large ice cubes and pour it in
  • Use an Amaretto with an abv level of 28% such as Disaronno. This cocktail recipe has been devised based on this type of Amaretto and using a weaker one may not yield the best balance of flavours
  • Use plenty of ice to ensure the drink is well chilled
  • If you do not own a cocktail shaker use a large glass jar with a screwtop lid instead
  • This Disaronno sour is sweet enough to render sugar syrup unnecessary for the majority of drinkers. It is, of course, perfectly acceptable to add sugar syrup to taste. Shake up the drink as instructed, take a small taste and then add in sugar syrup as required. Don't forget to reshake the cocktail if sugar syrup is added
  • Alternatively, if the cocktail is too sweet for your liking, add a little more lemon and/ or bourbon
  • Don't skip the dry shake - this enables the protein in the egg white to begin to form foam. Once ice has been added a second shake then serves to cool and dilute the drink and strengthen the foam
  • For a vegan/ egg-free version, simply leave out the egg white or use aquafaba (the liquid from a can of chickpeas) in place of the egg white. Try adding 2 tablespoons
Note: Nutritional values are calculated on the basis of the Disaronno sour with bourbon


Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg