Amaretto Sour II (Morgenthaler formula)

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Serve in

an Old-fashioned glass...
fl oz Disaronno Originale amaretto
1 fl oz Maker's Mark bourbon
1 fl oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ fresh Egg white
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How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and strain back into shaker. DRY SHAKE (without ice) and pour into ice-filled glass.


Lemon zest twist (discarded) & Luxardo Maraschino Cherries on stick.


As the name suggests, this drink is dominated by amaretto, with lemon juice providing the sour balancing element and a slug of bourbon giving backbone.


Adapted from a drink created in 2012 by Jeffrey Morgenthaler in Oregon, USA. Jeffrey’s original formula called for 3/4 shot cask-strength bourbon and additionally used 1 spoon of sugar syrup.

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