Licor Amaretto, el aliado del amor y la pasión - DISEVIL

Amaretto Liqueur, the ally of love and passion

Amaretto liqueur has been made in Italy since 1525 and behind its prestige lies a beautiful love story that we are going to discover along with other curiosities.

Amaretto liqueur and its composition

Almond and apricot pits to make Amaretto

The Amaretto liqueur is made from apricot and almond pits to which alcohol, caramelized sugar and the essence of various aromatic plants and fruits are added, such as vanilla, the one that stands out the most, and cherry. That is why it is usually a drink with sweet touches and generally has between 25 and 30 degrees of alcohol content.

Amaretto the popular Italian liquor

The name comes from the word "Amaro" liquor, which translated from Italian means bitter. "Etto" a diminutive suffix.

His name Amaretto is associated with romantic love. And the word "Amaro" and "Amore" that sounds very close. The “amore” translated from Italian means “love”.

The home of this sweet, almond-flavoured liqueur is believed to be the ancient city of Saronno, located in northern Italy, in the province of Varese, near Milan.

Bottle of Amaretto Disaronno

The best known brand of Amaretto is "Disoronno" . This mark of Amaretto liqueur It has been produced since 1900, based on a "secret" recipe, which has remained unchanged since 1525, or also Luxardo , a legendary Italian brand that has been making classic Italian liqueurs since 1821.

The amaretto and its legend of love

According to history, the drink originates in 1525, by the hand of Bernardino Luini , a painter disciple of Leonardo da Vinci , who was commissioned to embellish the Saronno Shrine Dedicated to the Virgin of Miracles.

Painting of the Di Saronno Sanctuary

To paint the Virgin, he chose as a model a beautiful innkeeper from the place, who fell in love with him and to show her love, she offered him a homemade liquor made with products from her garden.

Da Vinci's disciple received the Amaretto liqueur with great pleasure and took him out of the city, making him known throughout Italy. Thus, apart from being known for its pleasant flavor, Amaretto is considered one of the most effective aphrodisiacs when it comes to trying to raise passion and keep the heart happy.

The original recipe for Amaretto Disaronno It was passed from generation to generation and, in 1817, it began to be marketed, reaching a privileged place in the list of the most original liqueurs appreciated by connoisseurs. And it is that it is not for less, its flavor is unique and it is preserved intact.

The first bottle that contained amaretto was round and traditional, but it changed over the years, until in 1942 the square one was born, cut at the corners, with which we recognize the liquor today.

Amaretto Liqueur: alone, in desserts and cocktails

Amaretto liqueur can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, added to coffee, and in many mixed drinks, cocktails, or mixed with other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

The ideal way to drink this liquor when taken pure is to consume it in small sips, enjoying all the depth of flavor and taste.

Tiramisu prepared with Amaretto

Thanks to its flavor, this drink is also used in some pastry recipes, such as the popular Italian tiramisu dessert often accompanied with amaretto flavor.

Cookies with Amaretto Liqueur

Amaretti cookies are one of the most representative Italian sweets. Great to drink with coffee or tea, its texture is very smooth and delicate. Below we show you his recipe.

Italian Amaratti cookies


  • two egg whites
  • One hundred and fifty grams of icing sugar
  • Two hundred and thirty grams of almond flour
  • amaretto
  • Almonds (a handful)
  • White sugar or icing sugar to decorate
  • Butter

Let's go with the step by step recipe for homemade Amaretto Cookies

  1. In a deep bowl, mix the icing sugar with the almond flour in an encircling motion, until a light texture is achieved and the two ingredients are well integrated with each other.
  2. Add a splash of Amaretto with the egg whites.
  3. When everything is well mixed, go forming balls that you are going to put on a baking dish previously greased with butter or with parchment paper. It's a good idea to garnish each cookie with an almond.
  4. Let the Amaretto cookies rest for 1 to 2 hours in a hot setting. After this time, with the oven preheated to 180º, bake them for eighteen to twenty minutes until they have taken on color. Take care that they do not toast too much. Decorate with white sugar or icing sugar.

The Amaretto Sour cocktail

Amaretto Sour is the star cocktail made with Amaretto. It is a combination of liquor with lemon or orange juice, sugar and ice. An egg white can also be added. We leave you a video where you can see the preparation.

Now that you know everything about the liqueur Amaretto, we encourage you to try it and check its amatory powers.

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