Amaretto

 

What Is Amaretto Liqueur?

Amaretto is a popular almond flavored liqueur that is used in a variety of cocktails and mixed drinks. It is commonly paired with a coffee liqueur or used as a soothing liqueur to tame the bite of many shooters. Amaretto should be considered an essential spirit to stock in the bar.

The History of Amaretto

Amaretto is a very old style of liqueur and there are a couple of different (though related) versions on the story of its creation.

As is often the case, each of the stories come from a popular brand that continues to produce amaretto today.

The first claim is that the first amaretto was created by the Lazaronni family of Saronno, Italy in 1851. The family had long been known for creating amaretto cookies and found that there was also a market for a sweet liqueur that took on the popular almond flavor.

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Karen Frazier10 Best Amaretto Drink Recipes

Amaretto is an almond-flavored liqueur used in many different cocktails. The drinks below are some of the best amaretto drinks you can make.
……Karen Frazier

 

Peggy Trowbridge FilipponeAmaretto Liqueur History

You may find it hard to believe that importation of amaretto liqueur to the United States did not occur until the 1960’s. ……Peggy Trowbridge Filippone

 

ALISON DALYThe Liqueur of Love – An Ode to Amaretto

The usual response when I return from the bar, massive brandy glass in hand is ‘What on earth are you drinking? ……ALISON DALY

 

Matt SeiterTHE MIX Amaretto Sour

August marks two milestones for me: Feast’s anniversary and my mother’s birthday. Over the past five years, I’ve featured celebratory drinks to share what August means to Feast. ……Matt Seiter

 

ROBERTA ROBERTIHOME » AMARETTO: THE “LITTLE BITTER” LIQUEUR FROM SARONNO Amaretto: The “Little Bitter” Liqueur from Saronno

Sophisticated, luxurious, and the color of molten amber, Amaretto has been the pride of the Italian liqueur world for more than a century. ……ROBERTA ROBERTI

 

Matt SeiterTHE MIX Amaretto Sour

August marks two milestones for me: Feast’s anniversary and my mother’s birthday. Over the past five years, I’ve featured celebratory drinks to share what August means to Feast. ……Matt Seiter

 

ROBERTA ROBERTIHOME » AMARETTO: THE “LITTLE BITTER” LIQUEUR FROM SARONNO Amaretto: The “Little Bitter” Liqueur from Saronno

Sophisticated, luxurious, and the color of molten amber, Amaretto has been the pride of the Italian liqueur world for more than a century. ……ROBERTA ROBERTI

 

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Amaretto
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Amaretto
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Amaretto is a sweet Italian liqueur that originated in Saronno, Italy. While originally flavoured from bitter almonds, various modern commercial brands are prepared from a base of apricot stones and peach.
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