Amaretto

Enjoy our selection of Amaretto, the popular nutty Italian liqueur that's best served over ice, mixed or in cocktails.

Amaretto is a sweet almond flavoured liqueur, predominantly associated with Saronno, Italy. Often made with almonds, or apricot kernels, the name is a derived from a mixtures of Saronno itself and the Italian word amaro meaning bitter, due to the use of the bitter almonds, though these are often combined with sweeter almonds, making it much more palatable.

Whilst some brands make amaretto purely from almonds, Disaronno is a nut free version with the distinctive flavour hailing form the kernel found in apricots pits, though is has not marketed itself as an amarettoe since 2001. The legend of amaretto goes back as far as the 16th century, when Saronno church commissioned artist Bernardino Luini, one of Leonardo da Vinci's pupils, to paint their sanctuary with frescoes. As the church was dedicated to the Virgin Mary, Luini needed to depict the Madonna, but was in need of a model. He found his inspiration in a young widowed innkeeper, who became his model and (in most versions) lover. Out of gratitude and affection, the woman wished to give him a gift. Her simple means did not permit much, so she steeped apricot kernels in brandy and presented the resulting concoction to a touched Luini. 

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  1. Tosolini Saliza Amaretto Liqueur 70cl
    £23.49

    Tosolini Saliza Amaretto Liqueur is a sublime amaretto laden with almond marzipan notes, coming from the flavour of apricot pits. Surprisingly, this contains no actual...
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  2. Soiree Amaretto Liqueur 70cl
    £7.99

    By soaking almonds in a fermented and filtered alcohol, the wonderful Soiree Amaretto is produced. Sweet and rich in marzipan taste. Ideal over...
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  3. Luxardo Amaretto di Saschira Liqueur 70cl
    £21.99

    With its hint of vanilla and elegant new bottle, Luxardo Amaretto di Saschira Liqueur is luxurious amaretto, with a drier note and lingering almond...
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  4. Gozio Amaretto Liqueur 70cl
    £19.99

    A true Italian Classic; Gozio Amaretto Liqueur is made with four types of fruit essence, including peach and apricot, bitter almonds and herbs to produce a sweet, marzipan rich...
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  5. Disaronno Wears Trussardi 70cl Gift Pack
    £20.99

    Celebrate in style with Disaronno dressed in Trussardi. A stunning looking bottle alongside two gorgeous branded Italian flutes to enjoy cocktails made with the sweet almond...
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  6. Disaronno Liqueur 70cl
    £17.29

    Disaronno Amaretto liqueur is created from a secret blend of exotic herbs and spices steeped apricot kernel oil for its exquisite distinctive flavour. An effortless Italian chic liqueur perfect for any...
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  7. Disaronno Liqueur 50cl
    £14.99

    Disaronno Amaretto liqueur is created from a secret blend of exotic herbs and spices steeped apricot kernel oil for its exquisite distinctive flavour. An effortless Italian chic liqueur perfect for any...
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  8. Amaretto di Antonio Liqueur 70cl
    £7.99

    A classic Amaretto that is sweet and nutty. Ideal for use in cocktails, neat or with your favourite mixer. Try in a...
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