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Disaronno Sour Recipe UK / How To Make An Amaretto Sour

With a love for the combination of sweet and sour, a Disaronno Sour is my personal favorite tipple on a special occasion, a night out with friends, or an occasional post-dinner digestif with my wife and a good movie.

With a little too much time on my hands through the 2020 lockdowns, I tried and tested a handful of variations on my Disaronno recipe and landed tastily on the one in this post. Enjoy!


What Is Disaronno?

Disaronno is an almond-tasting (even though it doesn't contain almonds) amaretto liqueur, a sweet, deep orange-colored, 28% alc. drink that's made with apricot kernel oil, burnt sugar, and essences of a multitude of herbs and spices.

Dissarono is typically enjoyed straight, on the rocks, with lemonade, coke or cranberry juice, and is best enjoyed served cold.

How To Make Amaretto Sour

See below for the full amaretto sour recipe, but first here's a list of tools you'll need and my 3 top tips:

What you'll need:

My 3 top tips for making the perfect amaretto sour:

  1. Emulsifying the egg white until super light and foamy is essential for a perfect frothy top on the served cocktail.

  2. Hit the side of the Boston shaker top hard with the base of your hand when you need to loosen it.

  3. Make sure you’re not the designated driver….warning these sours are more-ish!


Disaronno Sour Recipe UK

Serves 2

5 minutes



  • Pop an ice cube in your Boston shaker, crack an egg white into the shaker, push the lid in, and shake really well till the egg white is emulsified.

  • Squeeze the juice of both lemons into the shaker.

  • Pour in the Disaronno and sugar syrup.

  • Pop the lid on the shaker and shake well.

  • Pop a few cubes of ice in each glass and pour the cocktail through a strainer if you have one, over the ice.

  • Finish with 4 or 5 drops of bitters and wipe some of the remaining lemon on the rim of the glasses.


Will This Be The Best Amaretto Sour Recipe You've Tried?

I do hope so. If you want to keep things a little simpler or you're limited on ingredients, you can still throw together a fairly good sour with just Disaronno, Lemon juice, and sugar syrup. But if I'm honest it's the egg white that really sets this post's recipe apart.

Got your own variation on this Disaronno sour recipe? I'd love to hear it and give it a shake!

Happy cocktailing!

Jen - Author


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