Homemade Amaretto (or whiskey) Sours

I have a new website!  You may notice that I now have my very own domain here at onceinabluespoon.com!  I was running out of space on my old site (since I apparently take a lot of pictures… oops) so I decided to branch out and start my own website (thank you to my amazing boyfriend for helping me with all of the technical stuff!).  I’m still working on a few new touches, but I have a delicious cocktail to celebrate the start of onceinabluespoon.com!

Amaretto Sours - Once In A Blue Spoon

The first time I had an amaretto sour I was at a bar with a few friends and one of them asked the bartender to make us something fruity but not too sweet.  The bartender delivered a round of amaretto sours and I was hooked!  I’ve always liked whiskey sours but I had never made them at home, but now that I have I don’t know why, they’re super simple, and sooo much more delicious.  This recipe for sours mix is incredibly easy and very versatile.  I’ve made amaretto sours and whiskey sours (and an amaretto whiskey sour!) and they were all delicious.

Amaretto Sours - Once In A Blue Spoon

First take some sugar and pulse it in a blender or food processor a few times until it is slightly finer (if you’re in a hurry you can probably skip this step but the sugar won’t dissolve as easily).

sours mix - sugar

Then slice and juice some oranges, lemons, and limes, the fresh citrus smell is pretty intoxicating!

sours mix - citrus

Add the sugar to the citrus (I used a jar that I then stored the extra mix in) and shake until dissolved.

sours mix - sugar and citrus

Mix the sours mix and the liquor of your choice in a shaker with some ice (or in a glass) and pour into a glass.

sours mix - shaker

If you’re feeling really fancy you can garnish with a citrus round or wedge.

Homemade Amaretto Sours - Once In A Blue Spoon

Now sit back and enjoy!

Amaretto Sours



Sours Mix


6 limes

3 lemons

1 navel orange

1/4 cup sugar


citrus rounds or wedges (optional for serving)

– Juice the citrus

– In a blender or food processor, pulse the sugar on high for a few 15 second intervals

– Combine the juice and sugar in a jar and shake until the sugar is completely dissolved

– To make a cocktail add 2 parts sours mix to one part alcohol to a shaker (or a glass) with ice, mix well

– Pour into a glass and garnish with citrus as desired



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