Golden friendship
Ingredients: 1 oz each light rum, sweet vermouth, and amaretto. Combine in a glass filled with ice and stir, then top with ginger ale.
Source: Mr. Boston
This was delicious! This would make a great punch for a party. Highly recommended.

Golden friendship

Ingredients: 1 oz each light rum, sweet vermouth, and amaretto. Combine in a glass filled with ice and stir, then top with ginger ale.

Source: Mr. Boston

This was delicious! This would make a great punch for a party. Highly recommended.

Eggnog cocktail
Ingredients: 2 oz brandy, 1 oz eggnog, 1 oz amaretto. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled glass.
When Belle (@msbookish on twitter) told me about an eggnog martini she wanted to try, I thought it would be a great cocktail for Thanksgiving. However, I didn’t really like the ingredients. Also, why is it called a “martini”? Is because the original recipe called for vodka, or because martini is a catch-all term for cocktails now? In any case, I decided to mix it up a bit by using brandy (because I like it) and amaretto with the eggnog.
Honestly, I think this cocktail looked better than it tasted. You can make this with a variety of ingredients and I’d love to experiment with that some more. For example, you could use rum in the place of brandy or even whiskey, and use triple-sec or another liqueur in the place of amaretto. It’s a very flexible recipe you should definitely try and add your own twist to.

Eggnog cocktail

Ingredients: 2 oz brandy, 1 oz eggnog, 1 oz amaretto. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled glass.

When Belle (@msbookish on twitter) told me about an eggnog martini she wanted to try, I thought it would be a great cocktail for Thanksgiving. However, I didn’t really like the ingredients. Also, why is it called a “martini”? Is because the original recipe called for vodka, or because martini is a catch-all term for cocktails now? In any case, I decided to mix it up a bit by using brandy (because I like it) and amaretto with the eggnog.

Honestly, I think this cocktail looked better than it tasted. You can make this with a variety of ingredients and I’d love to experiment with that some more. For example, you could use rum in the place of brandy or even whiskey, and use triple-sec or another liqueur in the place of amaretto. It’s a very flexible recipe you should definitely try and add your own twist to.

Tomaso Collins
Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz amaretto, 1 oz lemon juice, 1 tsp powdered sugar. Build in a glass and top with 3 oz club soda.
I decided to adapt the Tom Collins for amaretto because hey, why not? This was sweet and good for a light dessert drink. 

Tomaso Collins

Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz amaretto, 1 oz lemon juice, 1 tsp powdered sugar. Build in a glass and top with 3 oz club soda.

I decided to adapt the Tom Collins for amaretto because hey, why not? This was sweet and good for a light dessert drink. 

Amaretto Tea
Ingredients: 2 oz amaretto, 6 oz hot tea, whipped cream. Brew tea according to taste, then add amaretto and stir. Top with whipped cream.
Source: Mr. Boston’s Official Bartender and Party Guide
I’ll be honest, this tasted really weird when I first tried it. But as with most alcoholic drinks, the more I drank the more I liked it. *wink* Seriously, though, it’s kind of a curious combination, but could work for a winter dessert drink, especially for people who don’t want coffee.

Amaretto Tea

Ingredients: 2 oz amaretto, 6 oz hot tea, whipped cream. Brew tea according to taste, then add amaretto and stir. Top with whipped cream.

Source: Mr. Boston’s Official Bartender and Party Guide

I’ll be honest, this tasted really weird when I first tried it. But as with most alcoholic drinks, the more I drank the more I liked it. *wink* Seriously, though, it’s kind of a curious combination, but could work for a winter dessert drink, especially for people who don’t want coffee.

Jim Beam Black Orange Martini
Ingredients: 4 parts Jim Beam Black® Bourbon, 1 1/2 parts amaretto liqueur, 2 drops bitters (I used orange), a splash fresh squeezed orange juice. Stir with ice and strain into a chilled glass.
Source: www.jimbeam.com
Still trying to find recipes for the bottle of bourbon I bought (blech). First of all, whoever writes the drink recipes on jimbeam.com really needs to do a better job of translating them into English. Second of all, this cocktail was kind of gross. The only thing I liked about it was the amaretto; there should have been more of that.

Jim Beam Black Orange Martini

Ingredients: 4 parts Jim Beam Black® Bourbon, 1 1/2 parts amaretto liqueur, 2 drops bitters (I used orange), a splash fresh squeezed orange juice. Stir with ice and strain into a chilled glass.

Source: www.jimbeam.com

Still trying to find recipes for the bottle of bourbon I bought (blech). First of all, whoever writes the drink recipes on jimbeam.com really needs to do a better job of translating them into English. Second of all, this cocktail was kind of gross. The only thing I liked about it was the amaretto; there should have been more of that.

Homemade Amaretto
Ingredients: 1 cup light brown sugar, 1 vanilla bean, 3 1/2 cups cheap vodka, 4 tbsps (or 2 oz) almond extract. Combine the sugar with 1/2 cup water and heat until dissolved; let cool. Splice the vanilla bean and put into a quart bottle along with syrup, vodka, and almond extract. Shake to combine. Can be drunk right away but flavors improves over time.
Source: The Homemade Pantry by Alana Chernila
Y’all know I love my amaretto, but that shit’s expensive (okay, maybe like $20 a bottle. Still). So I jumped at the chance to make my own.
The homemade version is definitely less sweet and more almond-y. I like it! But the big question is, is it cheaper? Well, I had all the ingredients on hand except for the vodka, which I paid about $7 for, so in this instance, yes. But if I had bought all the ingredients I think it would still come out to around $20 a bottle. Which makes Disaronno look like a bargain, quite frankly.

Homemade Amaretto

Ingredients: 1 cup light brown sugar, 1 vanilla bean, 3 1/2 cups cheap vodka, 4 tbsps (or 2 oz) almond extract. Combine the sugar with 1/2 cup water and heat until dissolved; let cool. Splice the vanilla bean and put into a quart bottle along with syrup, vodka, and almond extract. Shake to combine. Can be drunk right away but flavors improves over time.

Source: The Homemade Pantry by Alana Chernila

Y’all know I love my amaretto, but that shit’s expensive (okay, maybe like $20 a bottle. Still). So I jumped at the chance to make my own.

The homemade version is definitely less sweet and more almond-y. I like it! But the big question is, is it cheaper? Well, I had all the ingredients on hand except for the vodka, which I paid about $7 for, so in this instance, yes. But if I had bought all the ingredients I think it would still come out to around $20 a bottle. Which makes Disaronno look like a bargain, quite frankly.

Boccie Ball
Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz amaretto, 1 1/2 oz orange juice, 2 oz club soda. Build in a glass with ice.
Source: Mr. Boston Official Bartender’s and Party Guide
Yet another yummy amaretto cocktail. Are all amaretto cocktails delicious? Possibly. Because of the tartness of the orange juice, you could have this for before- or after-dinner.

Boccie Ball

Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz amaretto, 1 1/2 oz orange juice, 2 oz club soda. Build in a glass with ice.

Source: Mr. Boston Official Bartender’s and Party Guide

Yet another yummy amaretto cocktail. Are all amaretto cocktails delicious? Possibly. Because of the tartness of the orange juice, you could have this for before- or after-dinner.

Amaretto Rose
Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz amaretto, 1/2 oz Rose’s lime juice. Pour over ice in a Collins glass and top with club soda.
Source: Mr. Boston Official Bartender’s and Party Guide
This drink was delicious! It reminded me of a soda, but (probably?) healthier. There’s just enough sweetness and it’s very refreshing. I definitely recommend this one.

Amaretto Rose

Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz amaretto, 1/2 oz Rose’s lime juice. Pour over ice in a Collins glass and top with club soda.

Source: Mr. Boston Official Bartender’s and Party Guide

This drink was delicious! It reminded me of a soda, but (probably?) healthier. There’s just enough sweetness and it’s very refreshing. I definitely recommend this one.

Disaronno milkshake
Ingredients: Combine milk, vanilla ice cream, and a shot of Disaronno in a blender.
It’s summer! You want milkshakes! So why not add alcohol to your milkshake while you’re at it and knock out two vices with one drink? I knew Disaronno went really well with milk, so I thought it would also be great in a milkshake. And it was. I would just caution to go easy on the Disaronno, or the milkshake will be overwhelmingly sweet.

Disaronno milkshake

Ingredients: Combine milk, vanilla ice cream, and a shot of Disaronno in a blender.

It’s summer! You want milkshakes! So why not add alcohol to your milkshake while you’re at it and knock out two vices with one drink? I knew Disaronno went really well with milk, so I thought it would also be great in a milkshake. And it was. I would just caution to go easy on the Disaronno, or the milkshake will be overwhelmingly sweet.

Ferrari
Ingredients: 2 oz dry vermouth, 1 oz amaretto. Combine over ice and stir.
Source: See Mix Drink
Yet another amaretto after-dinner drink. I like this variation a lot because it had a nice little bite to it. Definitely recommend!

Ferrari

Ingredients: 2 oz dry vermouth, 1 oz amaretto. Combine over ice and stir.

Source: See Mix Drink

Yet another amaretto after-dinner drink. I like this variation a lot because it had a nice little bite to it. Definitely recommend!