Amaretto Sour with Grenadine

Amaretto Sour with Grenadine

Whether it’s desserts or drinks, I’m always drawn to the sweetest ones. My favorite drink to order at restaurants growing up was always Shirley Temples. I couldn’t describe the flavor if I had to other than sugary; but really that was never a concern.

Even now I’m still drawn to that syrupy-sweet taste of grenadine. And I’ve come to learn it’s even better with a tart and salty contrast and some deeper flavor to it like amaretto.

Amaretto Sour with Grenadine Amaretto

This is drink is definitely on the sweet side. You can add a splash of seltzer to dilute the flavor slightly and add a carbonated twist to it or add a little vodka to make the drink stronger without changing the flavor too much.

Amaretto Sour with Grenadine

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 0 minutes

Ingredients(Makes 2 servings):

  • 3oz Amaretto
  • Splash(~1 Tablespoon) of grenadine
  • Splash of vodka(optional)
  • Ice
  • Cherries and lime wedges for garnish

Amaretto Sour with Grenadine Shaker


  1. Combine the amaretto, sweet and sour mix, grenadine, and ice in a cocktail shaker. Add in a splash of vodka for a less-sweet drink.
  2. Shake hard. Pour into 2 glasses.
  3. Garnish with a lime wedge and/or a cherry. Serve cold.

Amaretto Sour with Grenadine Serving


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5 Responses to Amaretto Sour with Grenadine
  1. Heather
    January 26, 2013 | 5:10 pm

    this looks divine.

  2. Amber K
    January 26, 2013 | 10:21 pm

    I have no idea why grenadine is so good, but it just is. Shirley Temples were my jam my whole childhood!

  3. Steph
    May 8, 2013 | 8:21 pm

    I didn’t think I liked whiskey. Then I had a whiskey sour. The only drink better than a whiskey sour is this drink.

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