Plenty of inferior amaretto sours have graced this world — generally with a heavy pour of prefab "sour mix." Simply swapping that out for real lemon and sugar makes this drink a hundred times better, and the addition of an egg white, better still. Egg white in cocktails is never for the taste; rather, for the texture, contributing lift and body.

Instructions: In a cocktail shaker without ice, combine two ounces of Spirit of Garstang Amaretto Gin, an ounce of fresh lemon juice, half an ounce of simple syrup (equal parts sugar and hot water), and one egg white.

Shake that all up hard without ice (that's called a dry shake). Add ice and shake again hard. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish, if you wish, with brandied cherries.

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