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

Definition of amaretto

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Last year’s menu included sea bass and vegetables and a flourless chocolate cake topped with amaretto cream cheese. Los Angeles Times, "The Golden Globes are going vegan this year — even the stars’ off-camera buffet," 2 Jan. 2020 For sweet crepes, add sugar; amaretto, orange liqueur, dark rum, or brandy; and perhaps a touch of vanilla extract or citrus zest. Eric Velasco, al, "How to make crepes at home," 26 Dec. 2019 Note: To make a sweet crepe batter, add 2 tablespoons sugar and 5 tablespoons orange liqueur, dark rum, amaretto, or brandy before blending. Eric Velasco, al, "How to make crepes at home," 26 Dec. 2019 While the majority of the cocktail menu mirrors the one downtown, one new libation is the Snowed In, a blend of cold brew from Birmingham’s Domestique Coffee, Jameson Irish Whiskey, amaretto, black walnut bitters, J.T. Bitters, and nutmeg. Shauna Stuart |, al, "The Mountain Brook location of Carrigan’s is ready. Here’s what’s new," 25 Nov. 2019 Stir the brown sugar, water, and amaretto or vanilla into the skillet. Sally Pasley Vargas,, "Recipes: Three refreshing blueberry desserts," 24 July 2019 But people flock here for the caffè speciale: a shot of coffee, fresh cream, lemon rind, and signature amaretto. Maria Pasquale, Fortune, "Move Over, Tuscany: Puglia Is Italy’s New Hotspot for Luxury and Wellness Retreats," 8 June 2019 Case in point: The White Chocolate Raspberry Wedding Cake pop—an amaretto cream cookie pop dipped in white chocolate, dredged in sliced almonds, and drizzled with raspberry sauce. Birmingham Magazine,, "Where to get the best summertime treats in Birmingham," 24 July 2019 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

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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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“Amaretto.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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