Amaretto

Drinks




Alabama Slammer
Almond Joy
Amaretto And Cream
Amaretto Mist
Amaretto Rose
Amaretto Stinger
Amaretto Tea
Foxy Lady
Godchild
Godfather
Godmother
Orgasm
Scooter
Grizzly Bear
Kool-Aid Shot
Flaming Dr. Pepper
Chocolate Milk
ABC
Amaretto Sour
Jackhammer
Zippy's Revenge
Red Snapper
Amaretto Stone Sour
Lunch Box
Amaretto Sunrise
Turkeyball
Amaretto Shake
A Day at the Beach
1-900-FUK-MEUP
Tennesee Mud
Texas Sling
Almond Chocolate Coffee
Amaretto Stone Sour #3
Amaretto Sweet & Sour
A Piece of Ass
A True Amaretto Sour
Alice in Wonderland
Amaretto Sunset
French Connection
Salted Toffee Martini
The Jimmy Conway


Desription

Amaretto (Italian for "a little bitter") is a sweet, almond-flavoured, Italian liqueur associated with Saronno, Italy. Various commercial brands are made from a base of apricot pits, almonds, or both. When served as a beverage, amaretto can be drunk by itself, used as an ingredient to create several popular mixed drinks, or added to coffee. Amaretto is also commonly used in culinary applications. The name amaretto originated as a diminutive of the Italian word amaro, meaning "bitter", which references the distinctive flavour lent by the mandorla amara (the bitter almond) or by the drupe kernel. However, the bitterness of amaretto tends to be mild, and sweeteners—and sometimes sweet almonds—enhance the flavour in the final products. Thus one can interpret the liqueur's name as a description of the taste as "a little bitter". Cyanide is processed out of the almond preparation prior to its use. Conflation of amaro ("bitter") and amore ("love") has led to associations with romance. One should not confuse amaretto with amaro, a different family of Italian liqueurs that, while also sweetened, have a stronger bitter flavour derived from herbs.

Type

Liqueur

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