A fine mix of absolute alcohol, burnt sugar, and seventeen selected herbs and fruits were all brought together to create its true style status as one of the world’s favourite Italian Liqueur.
The Disaronno Liqueur traces its origins to as far back as 1525 in the Saronno area of Lombardy region in Italy.
Popular legend has it that during the year the Disaronno Liqueur was founded, a Saronno church had commissioned one of the students from the famed Leonardo da Vinci school of art to paint its sanctuary with frescoes. The student found his inspiration for the job in a young widowed innkeeper to depict the Madonna. As a gift, the woman steeped apricot kernels in brandy and handed it to him.
Just like that, the first Amaretto liqueur was produced. The portrait still lives as a testament of the founding of this unique amaretto in the Chapel of Santa Maria delle Grazie, in Saronno.
For the longest time, the Disaronno Liqueur was called Amarretto di Saronno, up until 2001 when they dropped the Amaretto from the name for marketing reasons, and simply called it Disaronno.
How to serve Disaronno Liqueur:
Disaronno Liqueur is in present day enjoyed world over as a straight up cordial, on the rocks, or as part of a cocktail mixed with other alcoholic beverages, coke, ginger ale, or fruit juice. It can also be added to hot chocolate and is an ingredient in the Italian variant of an Irish coffee.