Amaretto is a smooth liqueur that can be mixed with juice, soda, coffee or other liquors.This sweet, amber-colored mixer hails from Saronno, Italy. It is known as an almond-flavored liqueur, but is in fact made largely from apricot kernels, which have an almond-like scent. Serve it by itself, neat or on the rocks, or as a sweet addition to a mixed drink.
Amaretto and Soda
Pour one shot of amaretto into a highball glass filled with large ice cubes.
Fill the glass to the top with cola or club soda.
Cut two wedges of lime. Squeeze one in the drink and use the other as garnish.
Sweet, Strong Coffee
Brew a cup of hot, strong coffee or espresso.
Add a shot of amaretto into the cup.
Pour in a shot of your preferred liquor to the cup as well, such as Kahlua, Sambuca, brandy, Baileys or crème de cacao.
Top with whipped cream, cinnamon, clove and allspice.
Fill a cocktail shaker half way with ice.
Pour two shots of amaretto into the shaker.
Pour one shot of sweet and sour mix or lime into the shaker.
Shake ingredients together well.
Rim a glass in sugar by running a cut lime across the entire rim and then dipping the rim into a plate covered in sugar.
Strain the liquid content of the cocktail shaker into a glass filled with ice.
Garnish with maraschino cherries or a slice of orange or lime.
Try mixing other liquors, such as Baileys and cognac or vodka or scotch, with amaretto and serving over ice for a strong drink meant for sipping on.
Amaretto is used in many holiday-themed drinks such as the Shamrock Shaker, a combination of amaretto, Shochu, Kahlua, milk and green tea powder.
Play around with a variety of juice, sodas and other mixers to find your perfect drink combination.
The sweetness of amaretto often masks the alcoholic flavor. Drink in moderation.