The Amaretto Sour has often gotten a bad rap due to overly sweet, unbalanced examples, but New York City cocktail bar Katana Kitten offers a version that will change anyone’s mind. Owner and head mixologist Masahiro Uroshida devised an Amaretto Sour that uses bold rye whiskey as a base and incorporates Japanese ingredients, like ume and shiso, for an utterly unique—and delicious—drink.
Whether you’re making an Old Fashioned, Manhattan, or another cocktail, which whiskey you choose will have a major impact on the outcome.
Whisky Advocate’s 2019 Top 20 is set to be revealed. The countdown to Whisky of the Year starts on November 25.