John deBary’s Amaretto Sour

John deBary | New York

“The Amaretto Sour is quite possibly the archetypal bad drink,” says John deBary. For his personal update, deBary pares the recipe down to its essentials, offering a low-proof version built on Luxardo’s bitter and pungent Amaretto di Saschira.


Serving: 1

  • 2 ounces Luxardo Amaretto di Saschira
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 egg white
  • 3 dashes Angostura Orange Bitters

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin and dry shake without ice.
  2. Add ice and shake again.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, or a rocks glass over ice.

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