Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 0 mins

When I was a bartender people always commented that I made the best mixed drinks. One of my requested mixed drinks was my version of the Amaretto Sour. My “secret” was the addition of 7-Up which I think gave the drink a gentle fizz that broke up the syrupy sweetness of the drink. I usually made my own sour mix, which was nothing more then Country Time Lemonade (another “secret”) or would mix lemon juice with some granulated sugar -- and shake vigorously. You can also use store bought sour mix.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 42.52 g carbonated lemon-lime beverage (I use 7-Up)
  • 85.04 g Amaretto
  • 56.69 g sour mix (or 1 1/2 ounces lemon juice with granulated sugar)
  • 2 orange slices, garnish
  • 1 maraschino cherry


  1. Pour ingredients into a shaker filled with ice or into a glass that a smaller glass can fit into and shake.
  2. Strain into a highball glass and squeeze the juice from one orange slice into the drink and garnish with the other orange slice and a maraschino cherry.
Most Helpful

Oh, this is my new favorite cocktail! Made this with homemade Amaretto Almond Liqueur. I didn't have sour mix, but that's a good thing. Used just lemon juice and that was helpful because it cut the sweetness of the 7up and the amaretto. Thanks for posting!

Jostlori September 23, 2013

I served this at our neighborhood Christmas party -- everyone lived it!

VickeyC December 22, 2012

YUM!! I loved this... thank you for sharing!

DreamerLex November 26, 2012