National Amaretto Day:
Known for their amazing aroma and flavor, the almond-flavored Amaretto liqueur is celebrated on the National Amaretto Day every year on 19th April.
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Why National Amaretto Day?
Amaretto is made by distilling fruits and nuts, which includes almonds, peach pits, and apricot pits, this sweet liqueur is generally served with different mixers and also finds its uses in making many different desserts. The liqueur finds its uses in the making of different cocktails and desserts and is very versatile. Thanks to its long history and a never-ending list of uses, the liqueur definitely deserves a day of its own. The National Amaretto Day is a celebration of this sweet and nutty almond-flavored liqueur, Amaretto, which originated from Italy.
How can we celebrate the National Amaretto Day?
National Amaretto Day provides you the opportunity to explore the different ways you can enjoy the almond-flavored Amaretto, hailing from Italy. Here are a few tips on how you can make the best out of your celebration on this day.
- The best way to celebrate this day is to enjoy the Amaretto itself. You can just get yourself a brand of Amaretto and enjoy the same with your friends and family. There are many different brands available in the market.
- You can also make your own concoction/ cocktail of Amaretto and enjoy it on this day. Make a sweet and fruity shot of Amaretto by simply mixing it with cola or you can enjoy it with some maple syrup, lemon juice, bitters, and sparkling water.
- If you are interested you can even make your own Amaretto at home. There are instructions online you can make use of and the same can be used for your baking needs or even to gift someone who loves to bake with Amaretto.
- If you have Amaretto, then you can try baking your own goodies with an Italian history to enjoy the same. It can be paired with many different baked goods like gingerbread, cannoli, and biscotti and enjoyed for it has a fruity flavor. Of course you can also explore about the desserts which make use of this nutty liqueur in its making.
Share your interesting experience and how you felt when tasting the Amaretto on your online media posts. You can also share the drinks that you made with Amaretto or your baked goods with pictures and the hashtag #NationalAmarettoDay.
Interesting facts about National Amaretto Day:
On this day, here we bring some interesting facts about the Amaretto itself.
- The word Amaretto translates literally to “little bitter one” which is a derivation from the word “amaro” of Italian. One can also say that it is derived from the word “amore” of Italian which translates to literally “love”, which is apt for this lovely drink. The drink is from Italy which is probably the reason for the name.
- Amaretto is often used as an enhancer in the making of the famous Italian dessert Tiramisu, which complements the coffee flavor immensely.
- The most known of the brands of Amaretto is the DiSaronnoOriginale, named after the place the drink originated from. The company has been manufacturing the drinks since 1600 and the company was formally established in 1900.
- DeKuypers and Lazzaroni are the other two companies that have a long history in the production of Amaretto.
- While Amaretto is a drink flavored with almonds and apricots, there is also a drink by the name Amaro, which is laced with herbs. These two drinks are completely different.
- While Amaretto has the flavors of almonds, the major ingredient used in the making of Amaretto is the apricot kernels.
- Even if you don’t actually use the drink in the making of the desserts, it can be simply used over ice cream or other desserts to enhance the flavor.
History of National Amaretto Day:
There is no specific information on how the National Amaretto Day came into being or why the day is being celebrated. While we do not know who initiated the celebration of this day, we do know that the history of the liqueur itself dates back to the 14th century Italian Renaissance period. According to the legend of the Amaretto, when Bernardino Luini used an Innkeeper as a muse for his painting of Madonna, the mother of Christ, the innkeeper gifted him with her own unique blend of brandy and distilled almonds.