3 Easy-to-Make Amaretto Drinks

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cocktailHave you recently received a bottle of amaretto and been wondering what kind of drinks to make with it? Or perhaps you remember seeing this Italian almond-flavored liqueur in your parents’ liquor cabinet and have always been curious about trying it. Well, here are a few delicious cocktails that are sure to make you a big amaretto fan. 

Amaretto Sour

This is probably the best-known drink made with amaretto. 


1 1/2 ounces amaretto

1 ounce of simple syrup

3/4 ounce lemon juice

  • Add amaretto, simple syrup and lemon juice into a shaker filled with ice.
  • Shake, then strain into a glass filled with ice.
  • Garnish the glass with a maraschino cherry and a slice of orange. 

The Yellowhammer Slammer 

This is the unofficial drink of the University of Alabama. It is so popular that a Tuscaloosa bar called Gallettes sells approximately 4,000 to 5,000 of these potent drinks during every home football game. 


2 ounces vodka

2 ounces rum

1 ounce of amaretto

4 ounces orange juice

7 ounces pineapple juice

  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Pour into a 20-ounce cup filled with ice. 


The Godfather

It is rumored that Marlon Brando, the actor who starred in the original "The Godfather" movie, loved this drink. 


2 ounces scotch

2 ounces amaretto

  1. Add scotch and amaretto into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake.
  2. Strain into an ice-filled old-fashioned glass filled with ice. 

These drinks would be perfect to serve to your friends in our beautiful apartments in Atlanta, Georgia. Each of our one- and two-bedroom apartments boast gourmet kitchens with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Our community also offers a resort-style pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and even a yoga studio. 

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