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How to Make Mixed Drinks From Amaretto Liqueur

author image Sefira Fialkoff
Sefira Fialkoff has worked as a writer and editor since 2004, specializing in travel, culinary and financial development articles. She has been published in the "Hartford Courant", "Santa Cruz Sentinel", "Santa Cruz Good Times" and "Grupo Idea" in Mexico. Fialkoff graduated with honors from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a Bachelor of Arts in global economics.
How to Make Mixed Drinks From Amaretto Liqueur
Spike your coffee with amaretto and add spices and chocolate to taste. Photo Credit: Jupiterimages/Stockbyte/Getty Images

Amaretto is a smooth liqueur that can be mixed with juice, soda, coffee or other liquors.This sweet, amber-colored mixer hails from Saronno, Italy. It is known as an almond-flavored liqueur, but is in fact made largely from apricot kernels, which have an almond-like scent. Serve it by itself, neat or on the rocks, or as a sweet addition to a mixed drink.

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Amaretto and Soda

Step 1

Pour one shot of amaretto into a highball glass filled with large ice cubes.

Step 2

Fill the glass to the top with cola or club soda.

Step 3

Cut two wedges of lime. Squeeze one in the drink and use the other as garnish.

Sweet, Strong Coffee

Step 1

Brew a cup of hot, strong coffee or espresso.

Step 2

Add a shot of amaretto into the cup.

Step 3

Pour in a shot of your preferred liquor to the cup as well, such as Kahlua, Sambuca, brandy, Baileys or crème de cacao.

Step 4

Top with whipped cream, cinnamon, clove and allspice.

Fruity Fun

Step 1

Fill a cocktail shaker half way with ice.

Step 2

Pour two shots of amaretto into the shaker.

Step 3

Pour one shot of sweet and sour mix or lime into the shaker.

Step 4

Shake ingredients together well.

Step 5

Rim a glass in sugar by running a cut lime across the entire rim and then dipping the rim into a plate covered in sugar.

Step 6

Strain the liquid content of the cocktail shaker into a glass filled with ice.

Step 7

Garnish with maraschino cherries or a slice of orange or lime.

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