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Sweet, flavoured with almond, and linked to the Italian region of Saronno, Amaretto is one of the most popular liqueurs that should never be lacking from your bar.

It is not only for its unique taste and Italian girth, it is because it serves as base to a number of cocktails and drink mixes, as well as coming in handy for culinary purposes.

Amaretto is Italian for “a little bitter” and that tells of it’s flexibility ti be used for any kind of cocktail – whether bitter or sweet. You can actually twist the flavour to suit your taste.

What kind of cocktail can I make with Amaretto?

Here 10 cocktails that you can make using Amaretto:

Almond Joy

Because Amaretto brings nothing less than pure joy, we will start with the Almond Joy. This cocktail mixes amaretto with coconut rum and creme de cacao for a drink that every candy lover will die for.

What you need

How to make

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Measure all ingredients into the shaker. Shake to combine.
  • Strain into a highball glass.

Amaretto Lemon Lime

This easy-to -make cocktail is a tasty balance of sweet, sour and bitter, bringing out the best of the amaretto.

What you need

How to make

  • Squeeze the juice from 1/2 fresh small lemon and 1/2 fresh small lime into the glass.
  • Add the Amaretto and Angostura bitters and stir. Add ice cubes, stir again.
  • Garnish with a lemon or lime slice (optional) and serve.

Disaronno Milkshake

This is the type of milkshake that brings all your neighbours to the yard. It is not just sweet, it is relaxing with every sip.

What you need

How to make

  • Place all ingredients in a blender with a cup of crushed ice.
  • Blend until smooth.

Disarita

This blend is the opposite of a magarita, and not only is it balanced, it is refreshing in a special way.

What you need

How to make

  • Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker.
  • Add ice cubes and shake for 10 seconds.
  • Strain into chilled glass and garish with a lime wedge.

Italian Sunset

Amaretto is an associated with Italy, we might as well take in the ‘Italian Sunset’ with it.

What you need

How to make

  • Fill a highball glass with crushed ice.
  • Add amaretto.
  • Carefully pour orange juice, and then club soda in the glass in layers.
  • Finish with a dash of grenadine. Do not stir.

Nut ‘n’ Fruity

At the party, wanna unleash your naughty and fun side? This really smooth drink will get your juices flowing freely.

What you need

How to make

  • Add all ingredients to shaker with plenty of crushed ice.
  • Shake to chill thoroughly.
  • Strain into glass containing a couple of ice cubes.

Amaretto and Coke

Is there an alcoholic beverage that doesn’t go well with Coke? Mixing drinks with coke are popular because they are so easy, yet so refreshing. You can serve it with or without ice, and garnishing with fruits is left totally to the choice of the bartender or the drinker.

Screaming Orgasm

Literally, you begin to hear the screams when the drink touches your tongue.

What you need

How to make

  • Pour the ingredients into a shaker with ice.
  • Shake well.
  • Strain into a shot glass.

Amaretto Cranberry Kiss

There is nothing wrong in closing your eyes when having this kiss. It is sensual to your taste just as a real would be – it is a deliciously real kiss after all.

What you need

    • 1 cup Cranberry cocktail juice
    • 1/2 cup Skyy vodka
    • 1/4 cup Disaronno Originale Amaretto
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh squeezed orange juice
    • Ice
    • Clementine oranges, peeled and segmented

How to make

  • Mix cranberry juice, vodka, amaretto, and orange juice in a pitcher.
  • Put 1/4 recipe in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend.
  • Strain into a martini glass and garnish with clementine slices.

Amaretto Sour

This is about one of the most popular Amaretto cocktails. If it were not nice, it wouldn’t be that popular, don’t you think?

What you need

How to make

  • Pour the amaretto liqueur into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes.
  • Add a splash or two of sweet and sour mix, and shake well.
  • Strain or pour into an old-fashioned glass.
  • Garnish with a maraschino cherry and a slice of orange, and serve.

 

 

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