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

Definition of amaretto 

1 amaretti\-​(ˌ)tē \ plural : macaroons made with bitter almonds

2 often capitalized : an almond-flavored liqueur

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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 Fans must be at Bartenders when Davis records his hits to claim their Dr. Pepper shots, which combines amaretto and Miller High Life beer. Jenna West,, "Baltimore Bar Giving Away Free Shots When Slumping Chris Davis Gets a Hit," 13 June 2018 Order the taco huerfano, michelada, and the dulce de leche with amaretto for dessert. Mosha Lundström Halbert, Vogue, "The Latina Cool Girl’s Guide to Mexico City," 4 June 2018 In fact, there were few orgeats on the market at all, to the point that many bars were using amaretto instead. Lou Bustamante, San Francisco Chronicle, "The rise, fall and redemption of the mai tai," 10 May 2018 Also the gluten-free almond cake made with local amaretto. Linda Jerkins, ajc, "Heartfelt gifts for V-day are Southern-made," 24 Jan. 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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