National Amaretto Day
Amaretto, an Italian drink, is known for its almond taste and bitter aftertaste. Amaretto’s name literally means “little bitter one”, as it is derived from the bitter Italian word “amaro”. The word “amaretto” is very similar to the Italian love word, which is “amore”.
You can make delicious cocktails with this drink, or just enjoy it as a refreshing and simple cocktail. This liquor is well-worth a mention due to its long history and many uses.
Let’s find out its history and celebrate National Amaretto Day.
Amaretto liquor is made from almonds, peach pits and sometimes apricot pits. It is then distilled from these fruits and nuts and sweetened. It can be enjoyed on its own, mixed with mixers, or used to make baking desserts.
Amaretto’s legend dates back to the 14th Century, during the Renaissance in Italy. The original was made in Saronno, as the name of the brand suggests. Legend has it that Bernardino Luini was a pupil of Leonardo da Vinci and was commissioned by a Saronno parish to paint its sanctuary in 1525. Luini used one of his many frescoes as a reference to depict Madonna, Christ’s mother, using one of the widowed innkeepers.
The Widow, an innkeeper, was happy to see her likeness and she made brandy from apricot kernels and gave it to the artist as a thank you gift. Although the legend may not be true, Saronno, Italy, is well-known for its liquor. They distribute it all over the globe!
National Amaretto Day allows people to discover the many delicious ways amaretto is enjoyed. This liqueur is often used in desserts as a complement to chocolate and coffee.
Tiramisu, for example, is made with Italian amaretto to enhance the coffee flavor. It can be used in savory dishes, but it is more commonly used in cocktail recipes such as the Amaretto Sour and French Connection.
National Amaretto Day celebrations are simple and fun. Grab a bottle of your favorite brand, some friends or family, and you’re ready to go!
This is a great way to celebrate the day with a classic Amaretto Sour.
Make this drink by adding 4 ounces Amaretto, 1 tablespoon of squeezed lemon juice and 1 tablespoon maple syrup to a glass. Then add sparkling water and bitters. Mix all ingredients in a shaker. Pour into a glass with ice.
You can also enjoy this drink over ice. It’s sweet and fruity and tastes like a dessert. Add a tablespoon of amaretto to a tall glass. Next, add your favorite brand of cola. A Almond Joy is a combination of amaretto and coconut rum. It also includes creme de cacao, coconut rum and a bit of cream.
You don’t need a still or distillery to make amaretto at home. It is easy to make amaretto at your home. Although it’s not exactly the same as the “Made in Italy” versions available at liquor stores, some people think it’s even better. It’s an excellent substitute for someone who doesn’t have vodka and wants to bake a tiramisu.
Bring 1 cup water, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and 1/2 cup water to boil. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in 2 cups vodka, 2 tablespoons almond extract, and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract after cooling for 10 minutes.
Voila! You can make amaretto at home and use it for cooking, or pour it into a beautiful bottle to give as a gift.
There are many options for celebrating National Amaretto Day. There are many brands that offer amaretto liquors, including:
These drinks are great to share with friends. Make sure to let them know about National Amaretto Day and have some fun with amaretto.