Sunday, 5 August 2012

Kimmy's Sour Amaretto

I went out a couple of weeks ago and tried a new cocktail called the Amaretto Sour. It was delicious and seemed easy enough to make so I thought I would make and share my own version, 'Kimmy's Sour Amaretto' (it really isn't all that different from the basic). This contains alcohol so go for it as long as you are of legal drinking age!

Here is what you will need...

2 Lemons (or however many it takes for you to be able to squeeze 30ml/1oz, 1 egg white, 2 teaspoons of fine sugar, 60ml/2oz Galliano Amaretto.

Use the finest white sugar you can find, I had this caster sugar lying around and it works fine, (attack of the pun). I have tried normal sugar and it doesn't dissolve quick enough and I have felt little granules in my drink using normal sugar which we do not want. We just want a little bit of extra sweetness. If you can't be bothered finding and squeezing fresh lemons you can try something similar to this stuff:

I really think that fresh lemon juice tastes better and makes a difference (make sure you don't drop any seeds into the drink) but this will do if you cant squeeze lemons for whatever reason.

You are going to need to separate the egg yolk so if you are as hopeless as I am then you are going to need one of these babies...

What you do is balance it on a glass, cup or mug, crack an egg open over it and watch as the white falls through and the yolk sits on top ready to be used for other things or disposed of. It can still be a little bit tricky though and requires a little bit of patience but nowhere near as much as trying to crack an egg in half and tossing the yolk from one side to another (I CANT DO THIS AT ALL!!). Have a look.

So here is a step-by-step:

1. Put your drinking glass aside and put some ice in it to chill the glass.
2.Squeeze your lemon juice, measure 30ml and pour it into a shaker.
3. Measure and add 60ml of the Amaretto into the shaker.
4. Separate the egg white and add it to the shaker.
5. Add 2tsp sugar too.
6. Shake vigorously for 20 seconds or so, tip out the ice then pour into your pre-chilled drinking glass.
7. Decorate with a slice of lemon, a wedge of lime, a maraschino cherry or whatever you like!

As you can see mine has quite a bit of froth but thats because I like it! If you don't, then make sure you use a strainer when you slowly pour your drink out of the shaker.

Has anyone else tried a drink at a bar and then made it at home? Success stories or failures? xx


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  2. My cocktails are always fail. I have no talent for mixing drinks.
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  3. I'm not of age to drink so I don't have an answer to your question. However, I will say it turned out to look very nice!

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  4. Looks like a good drink!

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  6. oo how fancy!! i remember when i turned 21 i went out and bought stuff for cosmopolitans and had one like every night that week hahahha


  7. This looks very delicious and look how well you made it! LOVELY!!!


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