Amaretto Liqueur

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Amaretto Liqueur

classic liquors almondTypically Italian, legend has it that it was originally prepared by a widow in 1525 for Bernardo Luini, a pupil of Leonardo da Vinci, to show her appreciation for one of his paintings. Said to have seventeen ingredients in all, the bitter almond and apricot flavors predominate and mesh in a most agreeable manner.

Cooking - Amaretto serves a variety of culinary uses.

    • Amaretto is added to desserts, including ice cream, which enhances the flavour of the dessert with almonds and complements chocolate.
    • Tiramisu, a popular Italian cake, is often flavoured with amaretto.
    • Amaretto is often added to almondine sauce for fish and vegetables.

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    • Amaretto is often added to whipped cream.
    • Savoury recipes which call for Amaretto usually focus on meat, such as chicken.

Beverages - Amaretto may be served neat (by itself) or on ice. It is often added to other beverages to create several popular mixed drinks. It is also a popular choice of liqueur to add to coffee in the morning.

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