amaretto [am-uhret-oh, ah-muh-] noun

Disaronno Amaretto

An amber-colored, almond-flavored liqueur made from almonds or apricot kernels, sometimes both. With apricot kernels, high quantities of the benzaldehyde chemical inside the kernels give the beverage its distinct almond flavor. Disarrono Amaretto Italian liqueur, which uses apricot kernels instead of almonds, is a very popular brand that claims the original version dates to 1525. This amaretto liqueur is available at

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