Falsetto Sour: Alcohol-Free Amaretto Sour

Prepare to be blown away by this alcohol-free Amaretto Sour.  Similar in taste to the classic cocktail, it is a delicious blend of sweet and sour flavors with a distinctive almond note.

The tang of the lemon and texture of the egg white gives this drink a real ‘swanky cocktail bar’ feel.  And, you won’t believe how simple it is to make.

Using ingredients that can be found in most kitchens, this mocktail can be whipped up in under 5 minutes without any advanced preparation needed.

Splendidly suave and complex, this alcohol-free Amaretto Sour is that go-to mocktail for those days when you fancy something special without the hassle.


  • 2 oz. (60 ml) pineapple juice
  • 1 oz. (30 ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice (approx. 1 lemon)
  • ½ oz. (15 ml) egg white (approx. ½ egg white)
  • 1-2 drops of almond extract
  • Maraschino cherry and slice of lemon, to garnish (optional)
  • Ice


  • Citrus juicer
  • Knife
  • Bowl
  • Jigger or measuring spoons
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Rocks glass


  1. Separate the yolk from the egg white.  
  2. Use a knife (or pair of scissors) to cut through the egg white in several strokes.  This will make it easier to measure out the ½ oz. needed for this recipe.
  3. Into a cocktail shaker, add the pineapple juice, egg white, lemon juice and almond extract.
  4. DRY SHAKE – without any ice – for 20 seconds to froth up the egg white.
  5. Throw in a handful of ice and shake again for 15-20 seconds until the outside of the cocktail shaker is extremely cold.
  6. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
  7. Garnish with a slice of lemon and a maraschino cherry.

Bartender Tip:  For a slightly sweeter mocktail, add ¼ oz. (7.5 ml) of cherry syrup to the shaker along with the rest of the ingredients.  


  • For a vegan version of this mocktail, replace the egg whites with 15 ml of aquafaba (chickpea juice) to create the hallmark foam.
  • Maraschino cherries are soaked in Maraschino liqueur.  If you’d like a completely alcohol-free version of this mocktail, replace this ingredient with a cocktail cherry that hasn’t been soaked in alcohol.

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Alcohol-Free Amaretto Sour FAQ

What is the purpose of the dry shake before adding ice?
The egg whites need to be shaken without ice to foam up.  Some bartenders will reverse the order: shake with ice first, decant the drink, and then DRY shake again.  However, the method in this recipe is simpler and achieves the same great results.

Can you use fresh pineapple juice in this recipe?
Absolutely.  This drink would taste fantastic with freshly juiced pineapple.  Make sure that it’s nice and ripe and sweet.  If needed, you could always adjust the sweetness level with some agave syrup (or any other sweetener you prefer).

Can this recipe be made without a cocktail shaker?
This drink needs to be shaken in order to foam up the egg.  However, you could use any container with a tight lid for this step.  For example, a mason jar would be a great alternative if you do not have a cocktail shaker.

What is the difference between a cocktail cherry and a maraschino cherry?
A cocktail cherry is a generic term for any type of cherry used as a garnish in a cocktail.  These cherries are typically sweetened and can be soaked in alcohol.  A maraschino cherry is a specific type of cocktail cherry that is made by soaking sour marasca cherries in a solution of sugar, water and maraschino liqueur.  This process gives the cherries a distinctive flavor and bright red color.

Can I serve this drink in another glass?
The alcohol-free Amaretto Sour is a short drink served over ice.  If you don’t have a rocks glass, you could serve the drink in any short tumbler-style glass instead.

Can you serve this drink to pregnant women?
Yes, this alcohol-free Amaretto Sour recipe should be safe to serve pregnant women as it does not contain any alcohol.  However, some pregnant women may choose to avoid raw eggs due to the risk of salmonella.  So, it is important to use fresh, pasteurized eggs.  In the UK, look for the British Lion mark to identify eggs that have been vaccinated against salmonella.

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