World Tour Day Five Almond Whiskey Sour Cocktail

almond whiskey sour

World Tour Day Five:  Italy.

I am in search of a signature cocktail.  Something that I can order at any bar, or have someone make for me at their house, or that I can throw together at cocktail hour.  Something that is simple to make, includes a few fairly common ingredients, and that will please me when I’m not in the mood for a special drink.  And most of all, something that says “KAREN”.

At the moment, this drink is the one I have been making on a regular basis.  I had seen a recipe for a cocktail called the Stiletto, with bourbon, amaretto and lemon juice that sounded good.  But the bourbon was running low and the Canadian whiskey wasn’t, so I put that in instead, e voila! the Almond Whiskey Sour.

Even though it does have Canadian whiskey in it, it’s also made with amaretto, which is an Italian creation.  I used Amaretto Di Amore specifically, in honor of this month’s holiday (hence the heart napkin).  The almond-flavored liqueur gives the drink enough sweetness not to need any added sugar, and it adds a great nutty flavor to this sweet and sour drink.

Sweet and sour…does that say “KAREN”?

Almond Whiskey Sour

from Shortbread

makes 1 drink


  • 1 1/2 oz Canadian blended whiskey
  • 1/2 oz amaretto
  • 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
  • maraschino cherry


  1. Fill a shaker with ice.
  2. Add whiskey, amaretto and lemon juice. Shake well.
  3. Pour into glass and garnish with a cherry.

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One thought on “World Tour Day Five Almond Whiskey Sour Cocktail

  1. I’m having a love affair with whiskey right now so I think this may be on my to do list. I’m trying to enjoy lemon juice in moderation too but I just keep gravitating to drinks with it. Deelish!

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