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The Nutty Twist: A Zero Proof Guide to the Amaretto Whiskey Sour Cocktail (Non- Alcoholic)

The Amaretto Whiskey Sour is a delicious twist on the classic Whiskey Sour cocktail, featuring the addition of amaretto, a sweet and nutty liqueur made from apricot kernels.

The history of the Whiskey Sour can be traced back to the 1820s, when American sailors in the Pacific began mixing whiskey with lime juice to prevent scurvy. The Amaretto Whiskey Sour likely originated in the latter half of the 20th century, as amaretto began to gain popularity in the United States.

In terms of taste, the Amaretto Whiskey Sour offers a balance of sweet and sour, with the nutty and slightly bitter notes of the amaretto complementing the boldness of the whiskey. The addition of amaretto also gives the drink a richer texture and a subtle almond flavor.

To create a zero proof option we prefer to use Lyre’s Amaretti Non Alcoholic Liqueur in addition to Spiritless Kentucky 74 NA Whiskey.

To make an Amaretto Whiskey Sour at home, you will need:

  • 2 oz Kentucky 74 Whiskey or Whiskey of choice

  • 3/4 oz Lyre’s Amaretti

  • 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice

  • 1/4 oz simple syrup

  • ice

  • cherry and lemon slice for garnish


  1. Add the whiskey, amaretto, lemon juice and simple syrup to a shaker.

  2. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well.

  3. Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice.

  4. Garnish with a cherry and lemon slice and serve.

Enjoy your delicious Amaretto Whiskey Sour!


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