What is the main ingredient in amaretto? Amaretto (Italian for "a little bitter") is a sweet Italian liqueur that originated in Saronno. Depending on the brand, it may be made from apricot kernels, bitter almonds, peach stones, or almonds, all of which are natural sources of the benzaldehyde that provides the almond-like flavour of the liqueur.
What is Disaronno amaretto made out of?
According to the company, the liqueur is an infusion of apricot kernel oil with "absolute alcohol, burnt sugar, and the pure essence of seventeen selected herbs and fruits". The liqueur is sold in an oblong glass decanter designed by a craftsman from Murano.
Is amaretto whiskey or brandy?
Amaretto is a sweet Italian liqueur that has a characteristic nutty, almond-y flavor. Although most folks think of it as an almond liqueur, it's actually most commonly made from apricot kernels or peach pits. According to legend, the first bottle of amaretto was made by steeping apricot kernels in brandy in the 1500s.
Can you drink amaretto with a nut allergy?
Amaretto can be made with a variety of materials and at least one product, Disarno originale, states that it contains no almonds and is nut free.