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 amaretto (audio) , ˌä-​ \ plural : macaroons made with bitter almonds
2 often capitalized : an almond-flavored liqueur

Examples of amaretto in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s something about a high-quality cherry garnish that makes any drink feel fancier, from a lemon LaCroix to a flute of Champagne to an amaretto or whiskey sour. Kelsey Ogletree, Bon Appétit, 25 June 2022 Other variations have included a peach amaretto and lemon verbena, as well as basil and pistachio. Genevieve Yam, Bon Appétit, 27 June 2022 Currently, the portfolio spans 14 different products, including gins, bourbon-style bottles, triple sec, white rum, amaretto and coffee liqueurs. Kate Dingwall, Forbes, 19 May 2022 Cook’s note: If desired, add a shot of amaretto, Bailey’s or coffee liqueur. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 13 Feb. 2022 Add eggs, one at a time, until smooth. Add vanilla, rum, amaretto and pineapple until just combined. Amy Drew Thompson,, 8 Dec. 2021 From the bar flow enhanced versions of yesteryear’s cocktails, like The Godfather Manhattan, treated to an amaretto rinse and gently priced at $10. Washington Post, 27 July 2021 The Godfather Manhattan, treated to an amaretto rinse, is, like most drinks here, an enhanced version of its earlier self. Washington Post, 16 July 2021 Ideal for warming up by a roaring fire, this boozy drink has comforting notes of cinnamon and almond, thanks to an elegant coating of amaretto. Sunset Magazine, 4 Dec. 2020 See More

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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 16 Aug. 2022.

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