Amaretto Bourbon Cocktail with Red Wine Float

This Amaretto Bourbon Cocktail with Red Wine float is a pretty unusual, yet delicious cocktail. It’s based on a drink I had at a local restaurant a few weeks ago, Roam in Grand Rapids for you locals. They called it Velvet Skies because it has a red wine float on top and the color is so pretty.

What is Amaretto?

Amaretto is an almond flavored liquor that is delicious on it’s own, or mixed in other drinks like this Amaretto Bourbon Cocktail. My favorite brand of Amaretto is Disaronno. Disaronna can be used in an amaretto sour as well.

Amaretto Bourbon Cocktail with red wine float

All of my favorite flavors in one glass! I had to order it even though I wasn’t sure about the combo together. The bartender there is a genius because this is sooo delicious! It looks so cool when you first make it with the red wine melting down into the amber liquor. Unfortunately, my camera skills weren’t fast enough to capture it before it settled.

Amaretto Bourbon Cocktail with Red Wine float

The Mr. has been working on recreating this one at home. I’ve been working very hard at the taste testing, and I think he finally hit it on the head. Side note – he likes to face toward the bar when we go out so he can watch the bartender and pick up some tips!

Amaretto Bourbon Cocktail with Red Wine float

I love amaretto, but I never thought to combine it with bourbon, much less red wine. Somehow it all works together to make a slightly sweet old-fashioned type cocktail, with the unique twist of red wine.

Amaretto Bourbon Cocktail with Red Wine Float

Amaretto Bourbon Cocktail with Red Wine float

Amaretto Bourbon Cocktail

Bourbon Cocktail with amaretto and red wine float
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 440 kcal


  • 3 oz bourbon 2 shots
  • 1.5 oz amaretto 1 shot
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 1.5 oz red wine we used a red blend
  • cherry garnish


  • Pour the first 3 ingredients into a glass with ice.
  • Mix well.
  • Gently pour red wine on top.
  • Garnish with a cherry.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 440kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 22mgPotassium: 86mgSugar: 35gVitamin A: 1IUCalcium: 8mgIron: 1mg
Keyword amaretto cocktail, bourbon cocktail, red wine float cocktail
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We have big plans to start demo on our new little cottage next door this weekend. I have a feeling we will be needing a few of these after a long day of working Saturday. If you missed that post, you can check it out here Guest House Renovation Plan.

Amaretto Bourbon Cocktail with Red Wine float

If you are a bourbon lover like we are, you may also like our Lemon Maple Bourbon Cocktail, Happy weekend!

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  1. Okay.. we just made one of these and my husband LOVED this! I think I need to guard my Amaretto now! :-) Thank you!

  2. Can’t wait to try this! I love the other two so I’m sure this won’t disappoint! Have you tried @whatsgabycookin’s Blueberry Mint Bourbon Lemonade??? Highly recommend!

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