mix it up {amaretto-bourbon sour}

September 5, 2013

Today’s mix it up post is brought to you today by Mr. Circus Berry.  My husband.  Steve.

Well, I am telling the story and sharing, but he is the one who prepared the tasty beverage.


I had an itch for a sour drink.  Really, I wanted a reason to use my Amaretto Cherries and the Sour Cherry Infused Bourbon I made a couple of weeks ago.  Steve has made fabulous homemade whiskey and amaretto sours before, so I recruited him.  He was more than happy to oblige.  Break out the shaker!!!


Amaretto-Bourbon Sour

2 ounces amaretto
1 ounce cherry-infused bourbon
2 ounces lemon juice
1 teaspoon powdered sugar
1 tsp egg white

Put all the ingredients in a shaker filled with ice and shake, violently, for about 3 minutes.  You want the egg to really frothed up.  You might want to go in a sound proof room while you do this.  Ice in a metal shaker for a couple of minutes is loud.

Strain over ice and garnish with a fancy cherry or two.

Not gonna lie.  I was a little weary when Steve broke out the eggs.  I know that whites are used in cocktails a lot, but raw egg…I just don’t know.  Well, the scientist who was making the drink insisted that if you shake enough, along with the combination of lemon juice and alcohol, you are safe.  OK.  It tasted good, and I am alive to write this down, so it must be true.

I am going to add that you may not want to use anything but the egg white that you separate out of the egg yourself.  I have used the egg white products in cooking where egg whites are called for and the results were not desirable.  This may or may not be necessary for cocktails, I just stick with what I know.


Look at that frothy goodness!!!


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  • Reply Chelsey September 6, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    I’m not a co-host or anything, but I found this on the Pin It party and it just called out to me. 😛 Definitely pinning this! Thank you!

    Yum yum yum yum.

    • Reply Anne September 6, 2013 at 9:59 pm

      Thanks. Yum indeed!

  • Reply mama lola September 11, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    sounds amazing! yum!
    thanks for joining the pin it party last week! pinning this awesome drink to the group board!

    new follower here too! would love a follow back!
    xo, mama lola

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