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If you like sweet drinks and generally have a sweet tooth and a bit of a thing for marzipan and almonds then you will love Amaretto. There is various companies that make Amaretto but the best known is probably Disaronno. In my opinion their Amaretto is also the best quality. A 500ml bottle will generally cost you around £13-14 in most big supermarkets but sometimes you can pick this ip for a tenner, especially around Christmas.
I love drinking Amaretto with coke but as this is a very sweet drink already sometimes its best to mix it with diet coke so it does not get too sickly sweet. It will taste a bit like alcoholic Dr Pepper which of course has a marzipan flavour to it. So if you like Dr Pepper give this a go.
It is also a great addition to cocktails, there is many different cocktails recipes available online. And of course it is nice enough to drink neat, more so than cheaper brands. You can really tell the difference in quality.
I have also baked using Amaretto. Any recipe that contains almonds can be enhanced with a swig of Amaretto. My favourite are the Hummingbird bakery chocolate truffle cookies. I tend to put about 3 or 4 times the recommended amount of this as it is such a great flavour.
Overall this is one of my favourite alcoholic drinks. It is so versatile and I just love the taste of it I tend to stock up when it is on offer.
Disaronno is a brand of Amaretto. amaretto is a sweet-almond flavour liquer made with either crushed apricot kernels or almonds, sometimes it is made of both. There are other brands available (Luxardo, Bella Verani) but Disaronno is probably one of the most widely available (it is stocked in most major supermarkets) and recognised amarettos out there.
I bought a 500ml bottle of Disaronno from Tesaco's for £14 several weeks ago. There are other sizes available:
5cl mini bottles are available (although usually limited to online stores) and avergae cost is £1.95
500ml bottles are available for between £11-£15
700ml bottles are available £16-£13
I have yet to see larger sizes than this but have seen people refer to litre bottles being available also
The amaretto is presented in a very thick glass decanter with a large, square, black plastic lid. The glass is uneven and reminds me of stained glass windows for some reason and has a very vintage, old world-ly feel to it. Whilst I love the feel of the glass as it gives reassurance that your amaretto is properly protected and gives a sense of quality and flair, the sheer thickness of the glass does probably mean that you get less amaretto for your money than you actually think.
If only they would make plastic refillable bottles!....
The square lid is a lot of fun and makes the product stand out on the shelf. It can take a bit of working out as you have to screw and pull out to get into the bottle. I was also very reassured that my bottle came with the guaranteed sarano seal.
Another good thing about the bottle? It is suitable for recycling (like most things these days). I do like to keep mine though...they make great flower vases.....
*What is Disaronno?*
Disaronno is a type of Italian liquer, an amaretto. This particular brand is produced in Saranno which is by Milan, in Northern Italy - thus explaining the choice of name! It has been made in Saranno since 1552 (pre-dooyoo!) and has had various re-modelling of it's image in recent years.
It is made with apricot kernel oil, alcohol, burnt sugar and the essence of 17 herbs and fruits. The product does't contain almond or nuts, although if I was a nut allergy sufferer I would still be wary as there is nothing on the product packaging to state that it is suitable for nut allergy sufferers.
*My experience of Disaronno*
I have been a big fan of the product for several years now. I am not a big spirit drinker, and do like this as it is 28% vol. which is fairly low compared to other spirits but still obviously a high alcohol ratio. Due to the very drinkable taste though my advice would be to be vary wary, as it is very easy to drink lots of this and a number of times I have drunk this without remembering the alcohol content and gone a bit overboard. Even though my hangovers on this don't seem as bad as if I am drinking wine or larger in the light, they are hangovers all the same!
The colour of the liquer is very appealing as it is an amber colour. I will usually have a few (or more - see above!) sipples of this after a main meal as an after dinner treat! The smell reminds me of marzipan and has a sugary, cake like smell to it so it quite easily replaces pudding for me! The taste is very sweet and almond like which is surprising given there are no almonds actually in it. As a liquer it is very thick and gloopy in texture - I don't know the sugar content but I would assume by the taste that it is very high so would be careful if I was diabetic.
As this amaretto is so easy to drink I usually drink it straight with a bit of ice, as I find mixing it can ruin the flavour. I know some people who do like to drink it with coke - if it were me I would aim to dilute it with something a bit less sugary as otherwise I imagine you could suffer sugar-overload. At the very least I would try to use diet coke - although again what difference this would make I don't know.
There are lots of different cocktails that use amaretto as a base. One of the best I have tried is a version of the Alabama Slammer -
dash soda water
dash lime juice
top up with cranberry juice
Yum! Whilst still sweet - the sharpness of the lime juice, the sourness of the cranberry juice and the blandness of the soda water manage to somehow tone the sugary taste of the disaronno and complement it beautifully.
There are other amaretto's on the market - one of these that I have tried is Bella Veroni - which at £10 per 700ml is significantly cheaper. However it is sickly and very much lacks the quality that Disaronno has to offer. I will be sticking with the Disaronno thanks :)
Like a lot of alcoholic beverages, Amaretto is produced by a range of companies occupying different sectors of the market - usually based on price-points, deciphered by the level of quality of produce and packaging. Disaronno is at or near the top, in my book, it's quite expensive (at a whopping £30.00 per litre [half litre bottles sold] at Tesco) and the quality of the bottle and the liquid within matches this. It is exceptional.
The drink is produced in the town of Saronno, close to Milan, in northern Italy. What's so remarkable about the background to this drink is that, according to the company, it has been produced in the town since 1525 - using a 'secret formula' that hasn't been changed since then. It's incredible to think that people were drinking and enjoying the exact same substance nearly 500 years ago as we are today! Back when most people lived in villages, hadn't seen the sea, and had little awareness of the country they lived - they hadn't even played Angry Birds on the Iphone for God sake!
The glass of the Disaronno bottle is odd, but brilliant. It's wonky! There are no straight or symmetrically curved surfaces, instead there's a bumpy effect covering the entire bottle. Contrary to my initial observation that this made the bottle seem un-civilized and strange, after picking it up and inspecting it closer, I ended up really liking it! Furthermore, the effect seems to ooze style and finesse. Running your hands across the glass, the cool liquid beneath heightens that sense of quality. A gold label is carefully applied to the front, stating the name 'Disaronno Amaretto Originale', along with the usual information (ABV, ingredients, warnings, etc). Besides the form of the glass, the lid is the real set-piece of this intriguing design. It is a black, wide, rectangular cuboid that spins effortlessly onto the glass rim of the bottle, making sure no liquid is let loose (even when the bottle is upside down). The whole bottle feels thick and sturdy and looks excellent on a drinks cabinet!
Although the taste has distinct connotations with almonds, the product its self contains no almonds or other nuts. The taste is achieved through the careful fusion of dissimilar 'pure' ingredients. According to the company, the drink has "apricot kernel oil... absolute alcohol, burnt sugar, and the pure essence of seventeen selected herbs and fruits". With the 'herbs and fruits' is where the secret formula lies, hidden from highly competitive industry rivals. The taste (mainly because of these herbs and fruits) is strong, sweet, fruity, and has a hint of sourness. Batten-burg cake goes a long way as an adjective. It's hard to describe the taste, but by simply saying it's like no other spirit I've tasted should go a long way. It's warm and Christmasy and seems to blend the right balance of sour and sweet with a general apricot/almond backdrop. What's more, the taste is so smooth and elegant that it can be drunk 'on the rocks' perfectly comfortably - a world away from other high percentage spirits. In fact, I'd even go as far to say it's better drunk neat than with a mixer - though lemonade, coke and fruit-juices seem to go well.
I have to write about the smell separately because it's just so good! Combine that strong apricot/almond taste with a fork full of Batten-burg cake (marzipan) and a wisp of honey and you've achieved this drinks gorgeous smell! I could quite literally laden my house with a thick layer of this stuff and never get bored of its delicious, mouth-watering aroma. How do they achieve it?!?!
The most acceptable alternative to Disaronno is a brand called Bella Veroni Amaretto which can bought for £9.60 for 70 cl (£13.72 per litre). In contrast to Disaronno, the taste and bottle both lack in quality and depth of understanding of the drink/taste - then again, the alternative is less than half the price so it's worth considering.
Altogether, I am very impressed by the exquisite taste, aroma, packaging, and background of this spectacular brand and drink! It never gets old, it instead gets hold of you and makes you rave more. Even in the morning after a heavy nights drinking, the sight and smell of this substance won't turn you to the bathroom sink, it's just too good. A thoroughly recommended product, but be careful, as you can get carried away, forgetting the 28% ABV of the drink and getting pretty drunk pretty quickly!
PRICE: £15.00 50 cl bottle
AVAILABILITY: tesco.com (and in store)
It was during a holiday in Turkey about 2 and a half years ago that I was first introduced to Disaronno. My wife isn't a big drinker, but one night after a meal she decided to try a glass of Disaronno and diet coke, as she had seen it advertised on TV and liked the look of it. Of course being the supportive husband that I am I offered to try one as well, and was quite pleasantly surprised.
Disaronno is an Italian liqueur which has a strong taste of amaretto to it. The taste is similar to that of sweet almonds, almost like a marzipan kind of taste which is very sweet and warming on the throat. It looks like a dark whiskey to look at as it sits inside a rectangular solid glass bottle. The bottle gives the feel of a quality product due to its weight and density, and is topped off with a thick square shaped plastic lid which is unusual in design. The lid is great to grip on to when you want to unscrew it, but is quite difficult to line up correctly to put it back on, but once it is lined up and screwed on it makes an excellent seal.
Disaronno is quite a versatile drink in that it can be consumed on its own with just a bit of ice, or with a mixer to make a longer drink. Mixers that I have tried include:
Cloudy / Traditional Lemonade
All of the above make a lovely drink, with each of them tasting quite different from each other. I think my favourite would have to be a long glass of Disaronno and cherry coke with plenty of ice, as I think the cherry flavor works very well with the sweet amaretto flavours.
Disaronno has an alcohol content of 28% alc / vol making it a bit weaker than most spirits, and so it is ok to drink this on its own with a little ice without incurring a very strong and disgusting taste like you get when drinking vodka, gin whiskey etc on their own.
It is available from most supermarkets and off licenses for around £15 for a 70 cl bottle which is quite expensive really especially as a bottle never seems to last very long in our house. There are numerous other supermarket branded Amaretto liqueur drinks available for up to half the price of Disaronno but in my experience none of them are as nice, and they all have a funny after taste to them.
Overall Disaronno is very popular in my household, and works well in the winter as a warming drink on its own, and also in the hotter months as a long drink with ice when mixed with coke, cranberry or lemonade.
I often get a bottle of this for my wife for Christmas or her birthday, feeling safe in the knowledge that it will not go to waste, and that I can help her out with it if need be!
Thanks for reading.
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Disaronno Amaretto is a beautifully smelling liqeur. On the nose you can smell the almonds and imagine how smooth it is. The smell reminds me of a battenburg cake. The taste of this liquer is also very beautiful, it is as smooth as it can be and you can taste the lovely aromas coming through. Disaronno Amaretto can be enjoyed simply on the rocks, for a crisp, cool and refreshing drink to sip on. Or in many different concoctions and cocktails. With cranberry juice and some sliced lime squeezed in is probably my favourite way to enjoy the drink, rim the glass with some extra lime for that bitter sweet mix. it is also enjoyed with coke, and a slice of lime. This is a very popular drink in many bars across the world. One cocktail I have seen with this in is called a jack your body, where Amaretto is actually mixed with Jack Daniels, some lemon juice and coke. The bottle is both subtle and elegant with a nice screw top square. Enjoy!
I recently bought a bottle of Disaronno as there was a promotion whereby you received 2 free cinema tickets when doing so. I felt this made the purchase a good deal, as I had wanted to try the liqueur out and could quite happily enjoy the bonus cinema tickets too. I must admit that this particular branded liqueur was a little more expensive than a very similar stores own non branded version, although I have felt since having purchased the product that it was worth the extra few pounds I paid, as Disaronno has a good depth of flavour to it which I rather like.
I have tried the liqueur on its own over crushed ice and found that it has a good strong yet smooth taste with a degree of sweetness to it that is bursting with almonds. I am reminded of battenburg cakes and marzipan when I drink Disaronno. This may or may not be something that might put some people off, as if you aren't a marzipan fan then Disaronno will most certainly not be for you. If you are rather partial to battenburg and almond flavoured cakes etc then this little liqueur will go down a treat in my opinion.
The interesting thing about the liqueur is that it can be mixed with so many fruit juices and fizzy drinks, which alter and enhance the flavour. I have mixed the liqueur with diet cola and lemon juice, or added a touch of lemoncello and found that the tangy lemon flavour really adds something to the almondy sweetness of Disaronno. The liqueur also works well when drunk as a long cooling drink over ice with cranberry juice, or lemondae which gives it a fruity tangy edge that is both refreshing and cooling on warm summer days.
The product presentation of Disaronno is good in my opinion as the heavy rectangular glass bottle feels solid and chunky with a nice retro touch that I like. The bottle lid is quite large and chunky too, being made of a simple plastic type material and whilst it may look difficult to operate it is in fact quite good, as it provides a neat and clean seal that keeps the liqueur fresh and ready to drink.
The cost of of a bottle of Disaronno is around £14/ £15 in many of the larger supermarkets which is a little more than you might pay for a similar non branded almond flavoured liqueur. There are sometimes offers and deals around so it is worth checking out prices in case of small reductions. My rating for Disaronno is 4 stars as I feel it is versatile and well flavoured being something that can be mixed with other ingredients, or drunk on its own over ice.
This is one of my favourite after dinner drinks. It has a lovely smooth taste and isn't too heavy or sickly. This is because I find brandy based liquors too strong and cream liquors a bit too sickly especially if they are not cold. I enjoy my Ameretto with a coffee and without ice as I prefer the stronger flavour than a watered down one. Some of my friends however prefer it very cold with ice. Despite not likng it with ice I can recommend it poured over vanilla ice cream.
It can be mixed although I prefer it straight. Typical mixers include orange juice, ginger ale and I have even seen someone drink it with milk. I quite like a lollypop cocktail as a special treat which is one part gin, one part Ameretto and one part cream. Shaken with ice and served in a martini glass with a lollypop stirrer. Obviously this is quite potent so don't drink too many. I like to have a bottle in my drinks cabinet to indulge myself after a large dinner too aid digestion. Well that's my excuse and I am sticking to it.
This drink is ideal if you like marzipan and almonds as it has that sweet almond taste to it.It is high in alcohol content and is also quite sticky so take care not to spill any.It has a lovely golden brown colour. If bought in a restaurant or bar you will normally be served one measure. I did order it in Rome once and was amazed at the measure which was almost a whole whisky glass full. So amazed by the generous measure I had to order a second one to see if the first had been a mistake!
Bottle shape is quite distinctive as it is rectangular and the brand name of Disaronno is clearly displayed on the bottle top. It is available from the usual supermarkets and wine merchants so it is not difficult to get hold of. it costs around £12.00 for a 500 ml bottle. As measures tend to quite small, unless in Rome, it should last you quite a long time so a £12 investment represents good value in my opinion.
Dated back to 1525, Disaronno is a version of Amaretto. The drink is the colour of honey and has a very distinctive almond-marzipan flavour to it. The most commonly found sized bottle in supermarkets is 50cl and you can generally pick this up for around £13-14. It can be drunk neat or is also really nice mixed with coke. It is sometimes found in cocktails too. Its alcohol content is 28% so if you do drink it neat, I would recommend only having a very small amount as it is quite strong. Easy to find in the supermarket; it is a rectangular shaped bottle with a chunky large square black lid.
I drink Disaronno because it is easy to drink, really tasty and has a real distinctive flavour to it. It is however, quite sweet due to the marzipan flavour in it so you must have a sweet tooth to enjoy and after a few it may become a little sickly. I also find that it is easy to drink a lot without realising because it is so sweet and smooth so be careful to watch how much you have. A few times, I have drank more than I have realised and have ended up really hungover or sick!
This drink really nice with ice and coke, but as I've said its so easy to drink so be careful. It's really refreshing and nice on a summers day. Because it is so smooth it is also a light drink and does not leave me feeling bloated which is always a plus on a night out.
Disaronno is an Italian liqueur which is a transparent orangey/brownish colour that has been flavored with herbs and fruits soaked in apricot kernel oil. Sounds exotic huh? It is presented in an exquisite glass bottle with a square shaped cork type lid which inserts in the bottle to preserve it. This is quite a traditional liquer which apparently dates back to 1525 so has some long lasting alcoholic roots!
I used to be quite stuck in my ways when it comes to alcoholic drinks, but I will always remember 2 years ago when my friend recommended to me at the work christmas party to try some of her Disaronno and Cranberry Juice and all of a sudden I was in love! I know cranberry juice has a rather dry taste to it and for me it always leaves me thirsty afterwards, but the mixture of the two drinks is to die for. To put it simply, to me it just tasted like really flavoursome ribena! Amaretto Disaronno is clearly a sweet and sensuous fruity liquer which I think suits those like myself who want to drink alcohol without the burning after taste! At 28% vol it is quite strong for a little weakling like me, but it tastes so nice and sweet I could drink this combination all night and often get tipsy a lot quicker as a result!
For me, as much as I like Disaronno I can only have it as a mixer, as I did once try a shot of it at a friend's birthday party and it made me want to bring it all up the from the same route it went down! I would definitely recommend this drink as I have had it in numerous settings from at a bar, a pub lunch, to sitting in my friend's home at an Ann Summers party all getting a bit tipsy and giggly! I think a lot of people have a stereotype that it is more of a "women's drink" but I think it is really versatile and can be enjoyed by everyone! Alcohol in general is never cheap so a a 500ml bottle can cost in the region of £15 if you are hoping to run out and try some after reading this review :)
After having spent a year living in Italy, I became very familiar with a few of their favourite tipples. One of these was Disaronno...
The drink claims to have history dating back as far as 1525. The story goes that one of Leonardo Da Vinci's pupils was commisioned to paint a fresco of the Madonna. After choosing a beautiful innkeeper as a muse, she showed her gratitude by providing him with the first creation of Disaronno. The recipe was then rediscovered by a family who began producing the drink in an Italian town called Saronno. The drink was then named Disaronno, literally meaning 'of Saronno'
Disaronno is a form of Amaretto. It isn't made from almonds, unlike other amarettos and doesn't actually contain nuts at all. It is created using distilled alcohol, burnt sugar, seventeen herbs and fruit which has been soaked in apricot kernel oil. The completed recipe is to this day a secret. The drink is honey coloured and smells incredibly sweet. It is meant to be drunk as a spirit by doing a 'shot' or by mixing it with pop such as cola. It is 28% alcohol so it isn't meant to be drunk heavily straight.
The drink tastes like marzipan mixed with honey and sugar. It is incredibly sugary and will definitely not be to your taste if you don't have a sweet tooth. You can't clearly taste the alcohol which makes it pleasant to drink. I have got a massive sweet tooth but a few drinks of this leaves me feeling quite sick and queasy. It's not a drink that you can drink a lot of without feeling the effects, and it can make me sick the next day if I have a few.
Packaging and Price
Diasaronno stands apart from our drinks on the self. It's bottle was designed by a glass maker from Venice in the seventies and it hasn't changed since. It comes in a heavy glass bottle which has a dimpled effect that makes it stand apart from the others. It is rectangular in shape and it has a black square screw top lid with Disaronno written on it in gold. The product costs around £13 for 50cl and it can be bought from many supermarkets and from a variety of online websites.
This is a good drink for those with a sweet tooth. It's taste nice mixed with pop or in a cocktail but is too sugary to be drunken night. If you over do it, this one will make you feel sick and it's taste or sugary marzipan could leave you feeling queezy. It's delicious and it is a fun one to drink with friends. Obviously this drink is alcoholic and therefore should be used in moderation and shouldn't be consumed by those under the age of 18.
As a rule, I'm not a fan of herb-infused spirits. It tends to create a noxious smell, over the top flavour and relentless aftertaste. For Amaretto, though, I'll happily make an exception. This is something quite different - in the most delicious way.
There are plenty of imitators, but this rich Italian liqueur manages to retain a respectable distance from those who would try to pass themselves off as credible alternatives to the original. This is one of the drinks that can't be effectively reproduced; it has a sweet almond flavour that lingers after each sip and slips down all too easily. Although it can be drunk with a mixer, you'd be diluting something quite wonderful - better to have it on the rocks, where its deep, idiosyncratic taste, smell and colour come through in spades.
If you absolutely must mix it with something, it's just about tolerable with Coke - but the sweetness layered on yet more sweetness is a bit overwhelming. You may as well use a cheaper knock-off version if you're going to desecrate it like this.
According to the makers, Disaronno Amaretto is made from "apricot kernel oil with absolute alcohol, burnt sugar, and the pure essence of seventeen selected herbs and fruits". Supposedly, this creates a bittersweet taste - and I think it's this contrast of flavours that makes it so pleasant to drink. The bitterness is a perfect backdrop to the sweetness that first hits your taste buds, and the two play against each other and balance each other out to stop the drink becoming sickly.
If there's a downside to the drink, it's that it disappears just a little too quickly. It's a versatile fellow, in that it can be used with desserts, or splashed lightly over pancakes to give an alcoholic punch to your pudding. For me, this is a drinks cupboard essential, and makes a great one to fall back with in front of the fire at Christmas. I should really stock up ...
Me and Disaronno have quite a big connection, this little bad boy got me through my final two years at university. This makes me sound like an alcoholic, but I honestly wasnt. I do want to promote responsible drinking, but the stress of my uni work and my flatmates got to me and I used to have a glass of this every night, with coke in. To me this is the only mixer that you should have Disaronno with. The drink itself tastes of almonds, which in itself is great on the rocks as it tastes amazing. However when you add coke to me it tastes like chuppa chup lollies which I loved as a child, and this is a more adult way of gaining the same taste. (I do like to tell myself that) haha. So if you like almonds this is the drink for you, it is a nicely balanced drink with distinct flavourings. I also like the shape and appearance of the bottle which makes the drink pleasing for the eyes as well as the tastebuds! The bottle looks old fashioned and the cap makes it look like a cork, which makes it look intriguing. I love amaretto and it is what I have if I want a change from my usual drinks of Vodka, Malibu and Rum. Amaretto is also very refreshing and creates a sensual vibrant taste in your mouth, it also reminds me of Italy, so if you want one like mama buy amaretto!! :) It is available from all outlets like Tesco and Asda for around £12 to £15, and LIDL do a cheaper version which to be honest isnt as good, although many similar alcohol products are, this is one which cannot be matched, the LIDL price is around £8 if you want to try a cheaper option, but I wouldnt advise it, if you want to taste one of the best Italian drinks in the world then I would go with original amaretto!
Amaretto is one of my favourite drinks and Disaronno is the one which I see as the original and the best.
It is an Italian liqueur and is very versatile drink. Of course you can drink it on its own, plain or with ice. This is really nice as it is not too strong and doesn't burn my throat the way that drinks such as whiskey and schnapps do. It tastes of almonds and marzipan, so it is very sweet and has a full flavour. However it is worth noting that despite the Almond flavour the drink itself does not actually contain nuts and it's supposed to be safe for those with nut allergies.
Disaronno amaretto goes well wth citrus flavours such as in an amaretto sour cocktail which I absolutely love as it has the full and rounded sweet taste of amaretto but with a real sharp kick to it.
It is also great made into a creamier sort of cocktail and tastes nice with just plain milk. A few times I have made an alternative white Russian type drink with this, using amaretto instead of Kahlua (so, amaretto, vodka and milk or cream).
A popular way to drink it is just with coke as a mixer and this is very nice as the sweet flavour of the amaretto comes through strongly. You can also put it in coffee. The disaronno website provides lots of different cocktail ideas to help you come up with new ways to drink it.
Disaronno can be quite expensive in a lot of bars. I used to order it much more often when I was younger but now I usually just go for a wine or beer when out, so I feel like it is quite a treat when I do go for an Amaretto sour or amaretto and coke! This is a drink which you can enjoy all year round but I definitely think it has a bit of a Christmassy feeling to it so I will get myself a bottle or two when I start to feel more Christmassy!
It is 28% alcohol so obviously you should drink it in moderation and not pour it down like you might do with wine or beer! It is very smooth and drinkable so it is easy to drink too much of it and end up feeling a bit worse for wear but nonetheless I would still really recommend this as something to drink every once in a while, in which ever combination you like.
The bottle is quite distinctive as picture above with it's squared shape and squared cap, so it is easily recognisable behind a bar or in the supermarket.
This is another drink I adore but only tend to drink around christmas time, along with baileys and red wine (not mixed together!)
Disaronno is an italian liquer, it comes in a fancy glass bottle with a large square screw off cap on the top and a gold label on the front. It normally costs around £15 for a 70cl bottle and is 28% ABV, unfortunatly I very rarely see this drink on offer in the supermarkets. However my favourite way to drink this is on its own with some ice so it does tend to last me quite a while.
Disaronno Amaretto has a very unique taste and despite trying other cheaper versions nothing has ever come close to how delicious this drink it. It tastes very strongly of almonds and marzipan, and is very sweet. This is mainly the reason I dont like mixing it with anything, when its mixed with coke or fruit juices I find it to be too sweet to drink - but thats just my personal taste. It is a very popular drink to mix with coke and I know a lot of people like drinking it this way so I definitely recommend trying it for yourself. As it tastes so strongly of marzipan it doesnt have a burning sensation on your throat when drunk neat, it is a very tasty and sweet liquer. I also enjoy drinking it in coffee and occasionally baking it in cakes or biscuits - a drop or two in gingerbread is delicious!
Overall I would definitely recommend trying this drink, especially if you like almonds, marzipan, sugar etc. Dont even bother trying any cheaper immitations as they dont come anywhere near the taste of the real thing!
I was introduced to this liqueur just recently by my brother who had stocked a beautiful bottle of this in his cupboard for many years and told me to try it. Wow what an incredible taste! So good I wanted to know its origins. So I searched and found the following:-
The warm, sophisticated taste of DISARONNO has a lineage dating back to one of the most romantic and creative periods in Italian history - the Renaissance. In 1525, the artist Bernardino Luini, a brilliant pupil of Leonardo da Vinci - was commissioned to paint a fresco of the Madonna of the Miracles in Saronno (Madonna dei Miracoli in Saronno, where the Fresco is still displayed today).
As a mark of her gratitude she prepared for the artist a special gift of a flask full of an amber liqueur, fragrant and delicate. That is how the legend of DISARONNO arose: from a simple gesture of kindness and the unique handmade combination of secret ingredients.
So I rersearched more and found that not only has this liquid such a wonderful taste but many of its properties are good for you.
It contains no less than 17 herbs which are a secret and more important APRICOT kernel oils. When I researched this I found the follwing:-
Apricot seeds are the richest known source of anti-tumour agent vitamin B-17 (B17), also known as amygdalin or laetrile. However, a person would have to eat an excessive amount of apricot seeds in order to ingest enough B17 to be effective against cancer. For this reason, many cancer patients alternatively use Laetrile (a pharmaceutical grade form of B17) or pure apricot seed oil. B17 therapy has been proven and illustrated to work by some of the top cancer specialists in the world, including Oasis of Hope Hospital in Mexico where they have successfully treated over 100,000 cancer patients.
So in conclusion I can't think of anything better than to drink this wonderful nector of heaven and honestly believe that whilst doing so you are drawing into your bloodstream some serious anti cancer agents.
Also one of the greatest factors of drinking this nector is I have not once woken in the morning with a hangover! GREAT!
Disaronno, the amber-coloured liqueur with the incomparable taste, dates back to 1525. Original since birth, Disaronno is the Italians best selling liqueur around the world. Smooth, velvety and full of almond aromas.