9 Amaretto Cocktails You Have to Try

Amaretto isn't just for sours anymore. This almond-flavored Italian liqueur can be the sweet center to a number of amaretto cocktails.

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tipsy iced coffee
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Tipsy Iced Coffee

Delicious with brunch or as an after-dinner dessert cocktail, tipsy iced coffee offers a whole new kind of buzz. Just add amaretto, sugar and whipped cream.

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The godfather
Courtesy The Drink Blog

The Godfather

Sweet and smoky, the Godfather cocktail is a drink you cannot refuse. With just two ingredients (well, three—there’s an orange peel garnish) the recipe couldn’t be simpler.

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Apple Amaretto Sours
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Apple Amaretto Sour

The cinnamon in this apple amaretto sour adds a special touch that makes it perfect for enjoying throughout the holiday season.

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Sweet and Sour Amaretto Orange Cocktail
Courtesy Andrea Soranidis from The Petite Cook

Sweet and Sour Amaretto Orange Cocktail

The Petite Cook mixes amaretto, fresh orange juice and sour mix over ice for her summery sweet-and-sour amaretto orange cocktail. For the DIY bartenders among us, she also includes recipes for make-your-own amaretto and sour mix.

Get the recipe at The Petite Cook.

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Cranberry kiss
Courtesy Brio

Amaretto Cranberry Kiss

The Brio company’s cocktail blog offers us a sophisticated, refreshing upgrade to the basic vodka cranberry cocktail. The Cranberry Kiss uses the almondy sweetness of amaretto to balance the tartness of the cranberry and orange juices and the smoothness of the vodka.

Get the recipe at Brio.

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Sparking Amaretto Sour
Courtesy Take Two Tapas

Sparkling Amaretto Sour

Take Two Tapas “skinny-fies” the classic amaretto sour by adding some lemony bubbles to make a sparkling amaretto cocktail. She suggests trying different flavors of sparkling water to experiment with different taste combinations. Are you trying to be calorie conscious? Try these other skinny cocktail recipes.

Get the recipe at Take Two Tapas.

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Baileys & Amaretto Hot-Tails
Courtesy The Londoner

Baileys & Amaretto Hot-Tails

Keep things toasty with these Baileys and amaretto hot-tails from The Londoner. Amaretto joins chocolate Bailey’s, milk, cocoa, nutmeg and whipped cream for a drink that’ll give you that jingle bell feeling no matter what the calendar says.

Get the recipe at The Londoner.

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Best Amaretto Sour in the World
Courtesy Jeffrey Morgenthaler

Best Amaretto Sour in the World

Blogger Jeffrey Morgenthaler says he makes the best amaretto sour in the world, and who are we to argue? His secret (shhh! ) is adding bourbon to help the amaretto stand up to the other ingredients. He also recommends an immersion blender and egg whites to froth things up.

Get the recipe at Jeffrey Morgenthaler.

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Irish Cream Coffee
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Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cream

This twist on Irish cream, adds amaretto to chocolate syrup, dulce de leche and half-and-half to give your favorite coffee a chocolaty treat. Or just skip the coffee entirely, we’re not going to judge,

Get the recipe.

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Cathryn Jakicic
Cathy Jakicic has written about everything from business and bacteria to beads and baking in her career —but she greatly prefers the last two. She is a baker and a crafter and loves to try new recipes for both.