The Nightcap: the Whiskey Sour-Amaretto Sour Hybrid We Can't Get Enough Of

a Nightcap cocktail, which looks like a whiskey sour or an Amaretto sour and is garnished with a lemon slice and Luxardo cherry


  • 1 oz Your Favorite Whiskey (We like bourbon in this recipe.)
  • 1 oz Amaretto
  • ½ oz Pecan Proof Syrup
  • 1 oz Lemon Juice
  • Egg White (Optional)
  • Lemon Slice and Luxardo Cherry to Garnish


  1. Measure whiskey, Amaretto, Proof Syrup, and lemon juice into a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add egg white and a single whole ice cube. One of those half-moons modern fridges make, or a cube about the size produced by a plastic ice cube tray, will do the trick. (Massive ice cubes or spheres aren't necessary here.)
  3. Shake hard until the ice cube is completely gone, about 20-30 seconds. (You'll know it when you can't hear it clanking around in the shaker anymore.)
  4. Strain cocktail into chilled coupe glass.
  5. Garnish with lemon slice and Luxardo cherry. (We like to gently curl the lemon slice around the cherry and secure by running a cocktail pick through the middle, but you do you.)