Sons of Vancouver amaretto sour

A classic cocktail from the B.C. small-batch distillery

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With all the craft distilleries popping up in Canada, it's easy to adapt classic cocktails to local and seasonal ingredients. In B.C., popular small batch distillery Sons of Vancouver, has created their own version of the amaretto sour with its No. 82 Amaretto, which was inspired by Lester and Klaus' mothers' canning recipes

“The Amaretto Sour is probably the most quintessential and classic amaretto cocktail, but is often made to be too sweet,” says Sons of Vancouver co-owner James Lester. “In this recipe, the amaretto plays as the base spirit and the sweetener.”  

Sons of Vancouver’s No. 82 Amaretto, inspired by Lester and Richard Klaus’ mothers' canning recipes. The spirit is flavoured with apricot kernels, bourbon vanilla beans, orange peel, demerara sugar and B.C. blackberry honey for a balanced liqueur.

1 egg white
1 dash bitters, plus more for garnish
2 oz. No. 82 Amaretto
1/2 lime

Add 1 ice cube, egg white, and a dash of bitters to a cocktail shaker. Shake until ice cube is melted. Add amaretto and the juice of half a lime to shaker. Add new ice and shake until there is condensation on the outside of your shaker.

Strain into a cocktail glass or pour everything into a rocks glass. Add a few drops of bitters on top of the foam and enjoy.