Amaretto Sour Drink Recipe

The Amaretto Sour Cocktail is about as simple a recipe as you can make. The lemon juice is a nice comliment to the Amaretto.

Amaretto Sour Drink Ingredients

  • 2 oz amaretto
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • ice

Amaretto Sour Drink Directions

  1. rim glass with lemon juice and sugar (optional)
  2. add ice, amaretto, and lemon juice to shaker
  3. shake well
  4. strain into glass

Non Sequitur

Amaretto Sour is made with Amaretto (duh). Amaretto is made from Almonds.

Fun facts about Almonds…
The most popular “almond” candy bar is Almond Joy. Throughout history, almonds have maintained religious, ethnic and social significance. Almonds are known for their health benefits. The Bible’s book of Numbers tells of Aaron’s rod that blossomed and bore almonds. Explorers consumed almonds while traveling the “Silk Road” between Asia and the Mediterranean. During Roman times, almonds were considered a fertility charm, and newlyweds would be showered with almonds during weddings.
The almond tree was brought to California from Spain in the mid-1700’s by the Franciscan Padres.
By the 1870’s, research and cross-breeding had developed several of today’s prominent almond varieties. By the turn of the 20th century, the almond industry was firmly established in the Sacramento and San Joaquin areas of California’s great Central Valley.
In the past 20 years, California’s almond yield has doubled. More than a half million acres in the lush San Joaquin and Sacramento valleys are under almond cultivation, stretching 400 miles between Bakersfield and Red Bluff, California.
California is the only place in North America that grows almonds commercially.
Next time you have an Amaretto Sour, remember all of the California Almond growers and what they do to help you have this great drink.

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