am·​a·​ret·​to | \ ˌa-mə-ˈre-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce amaretto (audio) , ˌä-\

Definition of amaretto

1 amaretti\ -​(ˌ)tē How to pronounce amaretti (audio)\ plural : macaroons made with bitter almonds
2 often capitalized : an almond-flavored liqueur

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Our Tiramisu with mascarpone, amaretto & white espresso gelato is the sweetest ending to any feast. Michael Mayo,, "Review: The Terrace Grill at the Dalmar in Fort Lauderdale is a good-looking disappointment," 20 June 2019 To prove his point, Sisti is using Disaronno, an Italian brand whose square-cut Murano bottle is for many the most well known, if not the gold standard, among amaretto liqueurs. Erik Maza, Town & Country, "Can Liqueurs Be the Next Big Thing in Food-Cocktail Pairings?," 14 Jan. 2019 Finally, the duet of music from The Soul Jets and Charlotte Lawrence alongside Claridge’s plum and amaretto tart provided the perfect ending to the evening. Vogue, "Diane von Furstenberg and Edward Enninful Host One Celestial Bash at Claridge’s," 30 Nov. 2018 The shot is called a Dr. Pepper shooter, which is a mix of amaretto and Miller High Life beer in Pony bottles. Scott Boeck, USA TODAY, "Baltimore bar offering free shots when slumping Chris Davis records a hit," 13 June 2018 Best of all, each meal ends with a slice of pumpkin pie topped with amaretto mascarpone cream. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "18 Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving This Year," 16 Oct. 2018 Sip scotch with amaretto and orange peel, or get moving with a high-energy drink made from espresso, vodka, and Frangelico. Allison Steele,, "Cocktails to pair with everything from the Clash to Run-DMC," 2 Apr. 2018 Simple pastas dressed with vegetables, fennel au gratin, typically soupy risottos, a zucchini and mint frittata, and peaches in amaretto syrup are some standouts, and her fig-and-mascarpone cake, and pine nut-and-custard tart are first-rate. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Venice, Without the Tourists," 2 July 2018 Fans can expect coffee/mocha and cherry amaretto flavors to roll out soon, according to Cado's website. Blake Bakkila,, "Avocado Lovers, Rejoice! Whole Foods Is Selling a Dairy-Free Avocado Ice Cream," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of amaretto

1873, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for amaretto

Italian, diminutive of amaro bitter, from Latin amarus

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