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Amaretto Sunrise

Finishing off this month’s Amaretto inspired drinks is an Amaretto Sunrise.  I guess you could say I’m hoping winter will be over soon.

Amaretto Sunrise, similar to the more familiar Tequila Sunrise, is a layered drink.  The trick is in how you pour. 

What you’ll need: Amaretto, Orange Juice, and Grenadine

Pour 1 ounce amaretto and 4 ounces orange juice in a shaker over cracked ice.  Shake and then strain into a highball glass.  Now the tricky part.  Pour a 1/2 ounce of grenadine into a shot glass.  Slowly pour the grenadine over the back of a spoon into your glass until your drink looks like a sunrise.

How I like it:  Some recipes call for less grenandine (up to a tablespoon) but I use a 1/2 ounce.  Use more or less grenadine to suit your taste.  Interestingly enough, I’ve never tried this drink before.  I’ve had a Tequila Sunrise but not this.  It turned out rather well, though.  Maybe I’ll stump a bartender with it sometime.  As for the photo, you’ll notice a Celtic design visible on the far side of the glass I used which came as a set of two with a bottle of Irish Mist.

And as always, drink responsibly!

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