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  • Gluten free
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Make the most of seasonal cherries with our take on an amaretto sour that’s the perfect balance of sweetness and tang.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time5 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes, + 10 mins cooling time
Cherry amaretto sour

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (110g) caster sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean, split
  • 150g cherries, pitted, halved
  • 2/3cup (160ml) gin or apple juice
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) lemon juice
  • 2 tbs amaretto liqueur or 1 tsp almond essence
  • 2 free-range egg whites*
  • Ice cubes, to serve
  • 12 cherries, extra

Nutritional information

Per Serve: Energy: 1057kJ/253 Cals (12%), Protein: 3g (6%), Fat: 0.2g (0%), Sat Fat: 0g (0%), Carb: 35g (11%), Sugar: 35g (39%), Dietary Fibre: 2g (7%), Sodium: 33mg (2%).

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Method

  1. Step 1

    Combine the sugar, vanilla, cherry and ½ cup (125ml) water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 3 mins or until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 mins or until cherry softens and mixture thickens. Set aside for 10 mins to cool. Strain syrup through a fine sieve into a heatproof jug.

  2. Step 2

    Place half the gin or apple juice, half the lemon juice, half the liqueur or almond essence and 1 egg white in a cocktail shaker. Add 2 tbs syrup. Shake for 30 secs. Add ice and shake for a further 30 secs or until chilled. Strain into glasses. Repeat with the remaining gin or apple juice, remaining lemon juice, remaining amaretto or almond essence, remaining egg white, 2 tbs of the syrup and more ice.

  3. Step 3

    Thread extra cherries on small skewers. Place over glasses to serve.

    * This recipe uses raw egg. We recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems do not consume raw egg.

Recipe tip

COOK. STORE. SAVE.
Clever storage:
The cherry syrup in this recipe can be made up to 1 week ahead. Store in a sealed jar in the fridge. 

Save waste: Already have a bottle of vodka at home? Use it instead of the gin in this cocktail for a flavour twist.

Cherry amaretto sour

Cherry amaretto sour
  • Serves4
  • Cook time5 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes, + 10 mins cooling time
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (110g) caster sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean, split
  • 150g cherries, pitted, halved
  • 2/3cup (160ml) gin or apple juice
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) lemon juice
  • 2 tbs amaretto liqueur or 1 tsp almond essence
  • 2 free-range egg whites*
  • Ice cubes, to serve
  • 12 cherries, extra
    Description

    Make the most of seasonal cherries with our take on an amaretto sour that’s the perfect balance of sweetness and tang.

    Method
    1. Step 1

      Combine the sugar, vanilla, cherry and ½ cup (125ml) water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 3 mins or until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 mins or until cherry softens and mixture thickens. Set aside for 10 mins to cool. Strain syrup through a fine sieve into a heatproof jug.

    2. Step 2

      Place half the gin or apple juice, half the lemon juice, half the liqueur or almond essence and 1 egg white in a cocktail shaker. Add 2 tbs syrup. Shake for 30 secs. Add ice and shake for a further 30 secs or until chilled. Strain into glasses. Repeat with the remaining gin or apple juice, remaining lemon juice, remaining amaretto or almond essence, remaining egg white, 2 tbs of the syrup and more ice.

    3. Step 3

      Thread extra cherries on small skewers. Place over glasses to serve.

      * This recipe uses raw egg. We recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems do not consume raw egg.