Amaretto Liqueur is a very sweet liqueur. The more quality brands are suitable for drinking straight or on the rocks. Amaretto Liqueur gained popularity with the Amaretto Sour and the Alabama Slammer.
Amaretto Liqueur is flavored with the kernel of the apricot. The apricot pit is quite bitter, but with the addition of sugar and other flavors the resulting taste is more of an almond flavor. Most people mistakingly think that amartto is an almond flavored liqueur. Although Amaretto is not flavored with almonds it does indeed taste that way.
Brands of Amaretto Liqueur
Amaretto Di amour
Rich, velvety-smooth, almond-flavored liqueur made with the crushed essence of apricot. For centuries, the flavor of rich sweet almond has been enjoyed in romantic elixirs throughout Italy, Sicily,
Hiram Walker Amaretto
Made from all natural ingredients including apricot and almond, Hiram Walker Amaretto is warm golden brown liqueur with a strong almond and caramel flavor.
The authentic Italian Amaretto since 1851, made and bottled is Saronno, Italy, according to an old and unique formula; the infusion of famous cookies 'Amaretti di Sarrono
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Bols Amaretto is one of the most preferred Amaretto liqueurs. A distillation of carefully selected ingredients creates this exquisite liqueur. One of the main ingredients of Bols Amaretto is the kernel of ripe apricots, which imparts a strong almond flavour.
Dekuyper Signature Amaretto Silk is a liqueur with an almond flavor, but surprisingly, it does not contain almonds. The standard base of the liqueur is primarily made from apricot pits,
(28% abv), the most popular brand, has a characteristic bittersweet almond taste (although it contains no almonds or nuts) and is known for its distinctive appearance. Disaronno claims its original amaretto's secret formula is unchanged from the year 1525,and claims the Luini tale as its own particular history. Its production remains in Saronno, but the product is sold worldwide.The company describes its amaretto liqueur as an infusion of apricot kernel oil with absolute alcohol, burnt sugar, and the pure essence of seventeen selected herbs and fruits.