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Disaronno Originale (Amaretto)

Disaronno Originale (Amaretto)
Amaretto is an Italian sweet almond-flavoured liqueur. It is made from a base of apricot or almond pits, sometimes both.
Despite the known history on the introduction and acceptance of almonds into Italian cuisine, more recent takes on the meanings and origins have come about, further popularized by the two major brands. Though of sometimes questionable factuality, these tales hold a sentimental place in Saronno culture.
In 1525, a 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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 Demetrius Chryssikos
Demetrius Chryssikos club
Amaretto may be served neat (by itself) or on the rocks (with ice). It is often added to other beverages to create several popular mixed drinks. It is also a popular choice of liqueur to add to coffee in the morning.
6 years ago.
Manfredo club has replied to Demetrius Chryssikos club
Na,na, - den Morgenkaffee schon mit Amaretto?! :-)
6 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos club has replied to Manfredo club
;-))
6 years ago.
christel.k club has replied to Manfredo club
war doch schon mittags ;-))
6 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos club has replied to christel.k club
;-)
6 years ago.
 Nada
Nada
cheers for Christmas
6 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos club has replied to Nada
Cheers Nadine !!!
6 years ago.

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