Every Thursday, CellarVie Wines trumpet our Spirit of the Month by recommending a cocktail. Throughout August we are championing Lazzaroni Amaretto 1851 and with the aforementioned spirit in mind we think you should kick-off the weekend a little earlier by pouring yourself an Amaretto Sour.
Did you know:The cocktail and its origins is hotly debated but the first documented definition of the word "cocktail" appeared in the May 6, 1806, issue of The Balance and Columbia Repository in Hudson, New York. In response to a reader's letter asking to define the word, the paper's editor suggested that it was a potent concoction of spirits, bitters, water, and sugar often referred to at the time, as a bittered sling.
Amaretto Sour Recipe
2 parts Lazzaroni Amaretto 1851
3 parts Lemon juice
A dash of Angostura bitters
1 Lemon rind
1/2 teaspoon Brown sugar
1/2 part Egg white [optional]
Place the Lemon Rind in the bottom of an old fashioned glass, add brown sugar and angostura bitters onto lemon rind, and gently muddle.
Add ice-cubes to an old fashioned glass.
Shake the Lazzaroni Amaretto with lemon juice and for a proper Amaretto Sour add the egg white over ice.
Strain into old fashioned glass, stir and serve.