Amaretto almond liqueur

Amaretto is a sweet Italian liqueur that arose in Saronno. Depending on the brand, made from apricot kernels, bitter almonds, peach stones, or almonds, all of which are natural sources of the benzaldehyde that provides the almond-like flavor of the liqueur. It usually contains 21 to 28 percent alcohol by volume. When served as a drink, amaretto can be drunk by itself, used as an ingredient to create numerous popular cocktails, or added to coffee.

This liqueur is famous for its sweet taste of almonds and its slight bitterness. The sweetness can vary from one brand to another with different notes of herbs and spices. Nevertheless, premium amarettos tend to have less sugar than many of the cheaper alternatives.

Amaretto almond liqueur is also great with

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French Connection

A French Connection is a cocktail made with equal parts Cognac and Amaretto liqueur, a sweet Italian liqueur made from almonds and stone-fruit pits. The French Connection is a two-part drink that first appeared in the early 1970s and was titled for the 1971 Gene Hackman film of the same name. The cocktail’s creator is unknown, so it’s unclear who to thank for this tasty concoction.

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Armored car

This simple cocktail is made with equal parts of Tequila and Amaretto almond liqueur.