10 Best Amaretto Drink Recipes

Karen Frazier
Amaretto and almonds

Amaretto is an almond-flavored liqueur used in many different cocktails. The drinks below are some of the best amaretto drinks you can make.

1. Amaretto Sour

This is one of the most commonly ordered amaretto cocktails in bars, and it's easy to make at home. The amaretto sour recipe calls for just four ingredients: amaretto, sweet and sour mix, lemon-lime soda, and cherries. The result is a deliciously sweet drink with just a hint of sour. DiffordsGuide calls the amaretto sour "praiseworthy" and it's on The Webtender's Top 100 Requested Drinks list.

2. Almond Joy

Amond Joy Cocktail

Candy lovers enjoy the Almond Joy, which mixes amaretto with coconut rum and creme de cacao for a drink that tastes like the candy bar. It's on Barmano's Top Drinks recipe list. Reviewers at Allrecipes.com noted that the Almond Joy is "to die for" and that "any coconut lover would enjoy" it. Give this version a try, which uses flavored rum to give the drink its trademark coconut flavor.


  • 1/2 ounce coconut rum
  • 1 ounce amaretto
  • 1 ounce creme de cacao
  • 2 ounces cream


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Measure all ingredients into the shaker. Shake to combine.
  3. Strain into a highball glass.

3. Toasted Almond

This amaretto drink is a favorite among coffee lovers who like a little flavoring with their caffeine. The toasted almond makes BarMeister's 100 Most Popular Cocktail Recipes list. The recipe below is a cocktail version of a latte with almond syrup.


  • 1 ounce coffee flavored liqueur
  • 1 ounce amaretto
  • 2 ounces cream


  1. Measure all three ingredients into a shaker and shake to combine.
  2. Pour into a glass filled with ice.

4. Orgasm

This popular cocktail contains amaretto, creme de cacao, and triple sec. It's number 35 on DrinksMixer.com's Essential Recipes list.


  • 1/2 ounce white creme de cacao
  • 1/2 ounce amaretto
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec
  • 1/2 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce light cream


  1. Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

5. Alabama Slammer

Alabama Slammer

The Alabama Slammer also makes BarMeister's Most Popular list, along with The Webtender's Most Requested. It's a sweet cocktail that has Southern Comfort peach liqueur and sloe gin.


  • 1/2 ounce amaretto
  • 1/2 ounce Southern Comfort peach liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce sloe gin
  • Splash orange juice
  • Splash sweet and sour mix


  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until chilled.
  2. Strain into an old-fashioned glass.

6. Amaretto Cranberry Kiss

Amaretto Cranberry Kiss

Reviewers on Epicurious.com loved the Amaretto Cranberry Kiss, calling it "delicious" and saying it tasted "just like holiday cranberry sauce." Recipe Girl's version has been Pinned over 870 times and Recipe Girl herself (Lori Lange) notes that she "loves" it in all capital letters on her website. With a built-in holiday theme, this recipe may be the perfect drink with which to enjoy your Thanksgiving turkey or Christmas dinner. This recipe makes four cocktails.


  • 1 cup cranberry cocktail juice
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 1/4 cup amaretto
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh squeezed orange juice
  • Ice
  • Clementine oranges, peeled and segmented


  1. Mix cranberry juice, vodka, amaretto, and orange juice in a pitcher.
  2. Put 1/4 recipe in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to combine.
  3. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with clementine slices.

7. Disaronno Milkshake

Disaronno is a popular brand of amaretto. This is one of the maker's special cocktails designed specifically for use with Disaronno. Disaronno.com calls it "decadent" and Complete Cocktails describes it as "relaxing."



  1. Place all ingredients in a blender with a cup of crushed ice.
  2. Blend until smooth.

8. Italian Sunset

Reviewers at Food.com call this delicious layered cocktail a "nice little cocktail" and "so yummy." It's a refreshing summer drink that combines the flavors of almond and orange.


  • 2 ounces amaretto
  • 3 ounces pulp-free orange juice
  • 3 ounces club soda
  • Dash grenadine


  1. Fill a highball glass with crushed ice.
  2. Add amaretto.
  3. Carefully pour orange juice, and then club soda in the glass in layers. Finish with a dash of grenadine. Do not stir.

9. Amaretto and Coke

Cola mixers are popular because of their simplicity. Many people really like the combination of this amaretto and Coke recipe because it tastes like a sweet drink, not an alcoholic one. The magazine delicious. suggests the combination of Coke and the liqueur, describing it as similar to "an alcoholic Dr. Pepper."

10. Amaretto Alexander

Amaretto Alexander

The Brandy Alexander is a cocktail that rose to widespread popularity in the 1920s and has remained popular ever since; it's on the International Bartender Association's list of official cocktails in the Unforgettable category. This version uses amaretto in place of brandy for a sweet and creamy drink. Users at Cocktail.uk give the amaretto version five out of five stars, and their recipe has been viewed nearly 12,000 times.


  • 1 ounce amaretto
  • 1 ounce creme de cacao
  • Cream, to taste


  1. Place ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake to combine.
  2. Strain into a brandy snifter.

Enjoy Amaretto Drinks

With its sweet almond flavor, amaretto is a versatile drink ingredient. It adds sweetness and flavor to many delicious cocktails.

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