Episode 57 features Disaronno Originale, an Amaretto. The bottle for the tasting is 750mL at 28% ABV, or 56 proof and sells for about $30.
Enjoy this episode with Disaronno neat, on the rocks, or in a favorite cocktail!
Disaronno's official website: https://www.disaronno.com/en
Brief Historical Timeline:
- 1525 - Bernardino Luini is commissioned to paint a fresco in Saronno, Italy, and his muse, a local innkeeper, gifts him a bottle of bitter almond liqueur she made as thanks
- 1600s - Italians routinely make homemade liqueurs from local ingredients, and the innkeeper's recipe may have been rediscovered by Giovanni Reina
- 1900 - Domenico Reina begins commercially producing what we know today as Disaronno in Saronno, Italy. Sold as "Amaretto di Saronno"
- 1942 - A squared bottle is used
- 1947 - ILLVA, the parent company of Disaronno is formed, entirely owned by the Reina family
- 1960s - Disaronno is exported to the USA and finds a receptive market
- 1971 - The bespoke bottle is created by glass artisans in Murano, Italy
- 2001 - The name is officially changed to "Disaronno Originale", relegating amaretto to the back label
- 2009 - A label update is made
Disaronno is great on it's own or on ice, but mixes well. I'd recommend trying this recipe:
- 50 ml Disaronno
- 25 ml Fresh Lemon Juice
- 5 ml Simple Syrup
- Egg White
Shake all ingredients with ice vigorously. Strain into an ice filled glass, garnish with a lemon wedge and serve.
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