This easy amaretto martini is the best drink for a summer evening. It takes less than 10 minutes to make using amaretto, vodka, peach nectar and simple syrup. A sweet, fruity martini with the perfect balance of peach and almond flavors.
Why this is the best amaretto martini
- Peach + Amaretto. This is always a great combination of flavors. The peach complements the sweet almond flavor of the Amaretto perfectly.
- It’s a sweet martini. If you like strong, classic martinis, this may not be the martini for you. This martini is more like a sweet cocktail. The flavor of the amaretto comes through, but not so much that it just tastes like alcohol.
- It’s easy to make. It takes less than 10 minutes to make, including the time for the homemade simple syrup.
- Peach Nectar: Use a high quality peach nectar for this cocktail. Avoid overly sugary and artificially flavored peach juices.
- Amaretto: There are many brands of amaretto. Use your favorite type.
First make the simple syrup. Heat the sugar and water on a saucepan over low to medium heat, stirring occasionally. Continue to heat the mixture until the sugar is fully dissolved. Remove the pan from the heat and let the syrup cool for a couple minutes.
Add the amaretto, vodka, peach nectar, simple syrup and a handful of ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake well, strain and serve.
Amaretto is a sweet Italian liqueur. It can be made with peaches, almonds or apricots. There are many different brands of amaretto, but Disaronno is probably the most common name brand.
No. Amaretto doesn’t need to be refrigerated to prevent it from going bad. However, you can chill amaretto in the fridge before drinking it if you prefer.
- Chill the martini glasses. This drink tastes even better when served in chilled glasses. If you have the time, chill the martini glasses in the freezer for 30 minutes before serving.
- If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, use a mason jar. Add the ingredients and ice to a mason jar, seal it and shake well. Then pour the cocktail through a strainer before serving.
- Store leftover simple syrup in the fridge. You will have extra simple syrup from this recipe. Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a few weeks. You can use simple syrup in many other cocktails.