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Apple Amaretto Sours

By Amber 5
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So guess what I’ve been doing today…

Everything that I’ve wanted to do b/c I’ve had the entire house to myself!


So far I have slept in (til 9), cuddled with the kittles cattles, caught up on the blogs I love, responded to a few inquiries, studied for my real estate license, eaten a salad with fresh spinach, a few Italian pepperoni & salami deli slices, some fresh veggies, and a couple of splashes of aged balsamic vinegar, watched a terrifying episode of Paranormal Witness, and made a couple of these…

Uuuum…can I please just tell you that these are absolutely amazing!!!

Like, so good you’ll just want to go swimming in a pool of them while using a cinnamon stick as a snorkel.

I had every intention of making a completely different drink for today, but I realized yesterday that I had left one of the major ingredients I was planning to use back home in Charleston. I was pretty bummed about it, but not upset enough to drive myself 20 minutes away to the po-dunk grocery store in town that may or may not have what I needed b/c last time we drove to said store we almost hit like 12,000 deer on our way there…and then 15 on our way back….and, no, that is not an exaggeration either. I’ve never, ever, ever, ever exaggerated anything in my whole entire fantastically amazing, fun-filled life.

So, I had to come up with an alternative with another ingredient we just so happened to pick up on the trip to the store mentioned above. Oh, and don’t worry. I will be posting that other recipe just as soon as I can get my hands on that ingredient.

I’ve told you before that the hubs and I like to cuddle in bed at night and shoot off recipe ideas to each other, so that’s how this idea was born.

The other day we also went to the liquor store, and I stocked up on enough supplies to make Thin Mint Juleps, Lemon Square Martinis, and Pineapple Upside Down Cake Daiquiris for whenever my little heart desires. Very rarely do I ever have amaretto in my cupboard, but this store had a giant bottle on sale for $10 and that was just too good of a deal to pass up.

They also had mason jars of moonshine on sale…and I’m still wrapping my head around how in the world that is even legal…but whatevs. Next time, I’ll totally buy some if they happen to have an apple pie flavored one b/c that’s exactly what I had been pounding back daintly sipping on the night I seduced met my husband.

Standard amaretto sour mixed drinks are amazing in themselves and are the perfect drink to have if you aren’t looking to get hammered and you just want to keep it simple. They are what I used to always order when I first started drinking b/c they don’t really taste like booze and you can partake without overindulging b/c they have a fairly low alcohol content compared to rum or vodka.

That concept is exactly the case with these and the liqueur stirred into the apple cider then topped of with the tartness of the freshly squeezed lemon is just a match made in fall heaven. Though served chilled, they are earthy and warm yet sweet and tart and they will tingle and tantalize all of your taste buds in one swift sip.

Getting to know you…

Do you keep amaretto on hand?

Have you ever had an amaretto sour?

Have you ever seen moonshine on sale?

Apple Amaretto Sour

Serves1 drank
Prep time2 minutes
Meal type Beverage


  • 1.5fl oz amaretto liqueur
  • 1 cup all natural apple cider (chilled)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 slice fresh lemon
  • 1 cinnamon stick


Step 1
Add the amaretto to a glass filled with ice.
Step 2
Top off with apple cider and the lemon juice and stir.
Step 3
Garnish with lemon slice and cinnamon stick.
Step 4
Love y'all!

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  • Mia
    October 19, 2012

    Yummy yummy for my tummy! I do not keep amaretto on hand (or much alcohol at all, which is odd, given my fondness of it), I have had an amaretto sour, and I have not seen moonshine on sale. I have, however, had a liquor made from plums that an artist and his wife had made on their back porch and which I sampled while touring his studio. It was…serious. Like, enough to put hair on your chest.

  • Ashley Bee
    October 22, 2012

    This is a nice sipping cocktail–so fall! If I ever get around to getting some armaretto I’ll make this for sure 🙂

    • amber
      October 22, 2012

      That’s a perfect way to describe it…a sipping cocktail. I love it!