Amaretto (alc. 22%) is an Italian sweet, slightly thick dark brown liqueur with an almond aroma and flavour. It appeared around the XVI century. The word "amaretto" translated from Italian means "slightly bitter", reflecting the particular taste of the liqueur. However, this bitterness is quite pleasant.
How to drink Amaretto:
- Amaretto may be added to coffee, hot chocolate and other beverages. The proportions are measured out by eye and by personal preference.
- This liqueur may also be taken as it is (“on the rocks”).
- Many people prefer drinking Amaretto mixed with orange juice and ice, whereby it becomes very refreshing.
- Amaretto is often used in cooking as an addition to desserts, such as ice cream, to give them an almond flavour.
- You can also experiment by adding Amaretto to various cocktails and trying the results.