Send the classic Amaretto sour straight into fall or winter cocktail territory by adding a cranberry simple syrup. Not only does it turn the cocktail a pretty pink, it also adds a refreshing tartness to cut through the sweetness of Amaretto. You can substitute tart cherries in the simple syrup as another variation.
Test Kitchen Tip
The cranberry simple syrup is really more of a sauce, and once chilled will thicken. To incorporate it into the cocktail, you may need to whisk it up first.
Heat 2 cups cranberries, sugar, and water in a saucepan over medium to a boil for the cranberry simple syrup. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until berries burst.
Off heat, crush berries with a potato masher, then steep 15 minutes; strain through a fine-mesh sieve, pressing fruit to extract as much liquid as possible, then cover and chill.
Combine amaretto, lemon juice, and 5 Tbsp. cranberry simple syrup in a pitcher with ice, stirring until cold. Strain sour into 8 ice-filled glasses and garnish with lemon slices and cranberries.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Carbs 15g 5%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.