How to Mix an Amaretto Sour Drink With Lemonade

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No matter the drink, bypassing mixing steps without losing flavor is the sign of an efficient bartender. Amaretto is a sweet and nutty-flavored liqueur that is complemented by the sour taste of citrus fruit for a balanced amaretto sour cocktail. This combination of sweet and bitter is usually derived from sweet and sour mix that consists of a simple syrup made from boiled water and dissolved sugar and lemon and lime juice. Substitute lemonade for the sweet and sour mixture to spend more time mingling than mixing.

Step 1

Fill the shaker halfway with ice. Pour amaretto liqueur into the shaker to chill it.

Step 2

Add store-bought or homemade lemonade. Squeeze the juice of a lime into the shaker. Shake the contents.

Step 3

Position a cocktail strainer on top of the shaker and strain the mixture into an old-fashioned glass.

Step 4

Garnish the amaretto sour with a cherry and orange slice.