The Bus From Amaretto

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Are you in the mood for a theatre-themed drink? Try this amaretto cocktail!The Bus From Amaretto - a refreshing cocktail

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The Bus From Amarillo is from the musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. “Whorehouse” opened in 1978 and was made famous with the 1982 movie starring Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds. During a production of the show in 2000 where Keith played the Governor of Texas and I was choreographer, The song “Bus From Amarillo” was variously renamed as “Bus From Armadillo” and “Bus from “Amaretto”. So for our first theatre-themed drink on the site, please enjoy this cocktail!

This sweet and sour cocktail is loosely based on an Amaretto Sour, and is refreshing and easy to make. Amaretto is a sweet almond-flavored liqueur that often reminds people of the taste of marzipan!

Add Amaretto, simple syrup, lemon juice and ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake and pour into a small tumbler.

Garnish with an orange slice.

The Bus From Amaretto - a refreshing cocktail


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The Bus From Amaretto

The Bus From Amaretto


  • 3 tbs Amaretto
  • 1 tbs simple syrup
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • ice
  • orange slice, for garnish


  1. Add the Amaretto, simple syrup, lemon juice and ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake to mix well.
  2. Pour into a small tumbler and garnish with the orange slice.

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