Amaro Sour

A modern classic, full and balanced.


  • Served in old fashioned
  • 21% ABV


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Amaro Averna 4.5cl 1.5oz
Lemon juice 3.0cl 1.0oz
Bourbon 2.25cl 0.75oz
Simple syrup 0.75cl 0.25oz
Egg Egg white
Use ounces
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  1. Beat the egg white.
  2. Dry shake ingredients to combine.
  3. Shake well with ice.
  4. Strain over fresh ice in an old fashioned glass.
  5. Garnish with lemon peel and/or cherries, if desired.


Along with most other amaro cocktails, the Amaro Sour is a modern creation, as amaro were mostly enjoyed straight and not very popular outside of their original locale. As such, there is not much background on the Amaro Sour specifically, but it clearly makes reference to and evokes the classic Whiskey Sour line of cocktails.

This specific recipe comes from Amaro by Brad Parsons, and he credits its composition to Jeffrey Morganthaler's Amaretto Sour.

Naturally, you can sub in a different amaro for the Averna, but the Averna's a nice entry-level amaro that goes particularly well with the bourbon.


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