Although Amaretto has the flavour of almonds, it is not actually made from almonds but the kernels or pips of apricots.
There are several elements happening simultaneously with this ingenious Cocktail. A sweet, frothy and 'sour' tantalizing combination that just zings in the mouth. A truly great sipping Cocktail - if you like Amaretto.
Sours are one of the earliest forms of Cocktails containing a sour (lemon or lime generally) and a sweetener - in this Cocktail Amaretto. The addition of a few dashes of Angostura bitters simply adds to the flavour and texture. The ingredients need to be 'just right' and correctly balanced to obtain that extraordinary, wonderful sensual mouth-gasm.
- 2 Shot Amaretto Liqueur
- 1 Shot Freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 Fresh Egg White
- 1 Shot Angostura Bitters
- Place all the ingredients into a Boston Shaker - dry, no ice
- Shake to emulsify the ingredients together
- Strain into a chilled ice-filled Coupe glass
Lazzaroni Amaretto, produced by an Italian company Paulo Lazzaroni & Figli claim to be the first company to have created Amaretto liqueur (from Macaroons) dating back to 1851 some 49 years before the more famous Amaretto Disaronno. However both claim to have 'original' recipes dating back as far as 1525 and 1718.
It is not known whom actually created the Amaretto Sour Cocktail. However it was inevitable that some Mixologist somewhere in the world would add Amaretto to Lime or Lemon juice to Amaretto Liqueur - and thank goodness they did. It is a beautiful Cocktail, rounded Cocktail.