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Apple Amaretto Sours

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 5 min.


6 servings

Updated: Apr. 01, 2023
An amaretto sour had always been one of my favorite cocktails. This version has a special touch that makes it perfect for enjoying throughout the holiday season. —Amber Forbes, Roper, North Carolina
Apple Amaretto Sours Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3/4 cup amaretto
  • 4 cups apple cider, chilled
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 6 lemon slices
  • 6 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)


  1. Fill six highball glasses with ice. Pour 2 tablespoons amaretto into each. Stir together apple cider and lemon juice until well mixed. Divide evenly among glasses. Serve each with a lemon slice and cinnamon stick.

Apple Amaretto Sours Tips

How do you make an amaretto sour from scratch?

To make a classic amaretto sour recipe, mix 1-1/2 ounces amaretto liqueur, 1 ounce simple syrup, and 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and an orange slice. For this apple version of an amaretto sour, try making homemade apple cider. Once you've mastered this drink, mix up even more delicious amaretto cocktails.

What ingredient is amaretto made of?

Amaretto is made from bitter almonds, or sometimes from stone fruits that contain the same flavor compound found in almonds. Along with cocktails like an amaretto sour, you can use it in desserts. Try Amaretto Dream Cupcakes or this Amaretto Cake with Buttercream Frosting.

What other drinks are good for the holidays?

The best ones are shared with friends and family—especially this collection of Christmas drinks. Cozy up with Hot Buttered Rum or one of these rich, creamy hot chocolate recipes (here's some inspiration for creative mix-ins for the best hot chocolate). And you can't go wrong with the holiday classics, like Old-Fashioned Eggnog.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 191 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 20mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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