Amaretto Explained: Three Ways to Enjoy this Italian Liqueur with ADRIATICO Amaretto – New to the UK this summer

What is Amaretto? 

Amaretto is an almond liqueur that originates from Italy. 

How is it made?

Surprisingly, many amarettos do not contain any almonds. ADRIATICO Amaretto is one of the only amarettos made from real Italian almonds and from 100% natural Italian ingredients in Puglia. Hand-picked in the Italian countryside, the almonds used to make ADRIATICO are a unique Apulian almond called “Filippo Cea” that are then roasted before being macerated and distilled. 

ADRIATICO Roasted Amaretto is blended with cinnamon, cocoa and coffee before a pinch of sea salt from the salt flats next to the Adriatic Sea is added, from which ADRIATICO takes its name.

An alternative to traditional Amaretto is ADRIATICO Bianco (White), made from crushed almonds. This unique white liqueur is made from chopped and soaked white almonds, creating a silky liqueur with vanilla notes and despite its milky white colour contains no milk.

How to enjoy ADRIATICO Amaretto

Here are three easy ways to enjoy ADRIATICO Amaretto 

1)    Over Ice – ADRIATICO Amaretto is best enjoyed neat over ice or straight from the freezer for an easy and delicious after dinner drink. The perfect replacement to an indulgent dessert.

2)    In Tiramisu – Amaretto is traditionally used in a Tiramisu as it complements the coffee flavour of a Tiramisu. Fun fact, Tiramisu literally means ‘cheer you up’!

3)    In an Amaretto Sour – If you are looking for a new drink to mix up at cocktail hour, why not try an ADRIATICO Roasted or Bianco Amaretto Sour. 

ADRIATICO Roasted Amaretto Sour

50ml ADRIATICO Roasted Amaretto | 50ml Fresh Lemon Juice | 50ml Fresh Orange Juice | 1 Egg White 

Dry shake all ingredients. Add ice to the shaker and shake again. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with lemon zest.

ADRIATICO Bianco Amaretto Sour 

50ml ADRIATICO Bianco Amaretto | 50ml Fresh Lemon Juice | 1 Egg White 

Dry shake all ingredients, add ice, shake and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with lemon zest.

Is ADRIATICO Amaretto Gluten Free and Vegan? 

This premium AMARETTO is Gluten Free and Vegan Certified. ADRITATICO is the only Vegan Amaretto in the world as the range is lactose free.

Where to buy ADRIATICO Amaretto

ADRIATICO Amaretto Roasted RRP £28.99 for 70 cl. ABV 28%

Available from: AmazonHarvey NicholsMaster of Malt,  The Whisky Exchange,  The Drinks Shop and Eataly

ADRIATICO Amaretto Blanco RRP £28.99 for 70 cl. ABV 16%

Available from:  AmazonHarvey NicholsThe Whisky Exchange Master of MaltThe Drinks Shop and Eataly 

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