Amaretto Disaronno Originale
Disaronno Amaretto is the world's most popular amaretto. Its name, originally "Amaretto di Saronno", was shortened to Disaronno in 2001. First produced as an artisanal liqueur in a workshop in the heart of Saronno, Italy using a secret recipe passed down from 1525. The word amaretto means "a little bitter" in Italian. While the recipe remains a secret, Disaronno Amaretto is made from apricot kernel oil.
This is what gives the final product its signature almond flavour, even though there are no almonds used. This apricot kernel oil is mixed with burnt sugar, which gives the liqueur flavour and colour, as well as with alcohol and seventeen select herbs and fruit. Disaronno Amaretto is a very smooth liqueur which gives off a beautiful aroma of almonds. Its slight bitterness is what makes it the perfect addition to mixed drinks. In fact, Disaronno can be found as an essential ingredient in more than 100 different cocktails.
Try it neat, on the rocks, or mixed in part of a novel new drink. Pair it with fruit, to bring out its apricot roots, chocolate, coffee, and nuts.