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My guilty pleasure: Lazzaroni Amaretto

Posted by Josh Childs  October 21, 2012 12:49 PM

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laz.jpgMaybe I'm not meant to like this stuff so much- but I'll bear my soul- Lazzaroni Amaretto is simply delicious. Made in Saronno, Italy since 1851, and unlike its counterparts, uniquely infuses the world famous Amaretti di Saronno Lazzaroni cookies with a base spirit (brandy).
Viscous and mildly sweet, it is not cloying, and has a wonderful almond cookie, biscotti flavor- no wonder they are celebrating 150 years. Further, a 750ml bottle should run you under $25. Our sweet loving culture has forced drier palates to often carelessly shy away and overlook dessert wines and after dinner liqueurs- we're all so used very sweet sodas. But, I'm telling you, pour an ounce and a half of this for your guests after dinner and watch the smiles.
I prefer it by itself, but let's get old school for a minute. I've recently been making these again (after a hiatus of a decade or more) for customers- yes, you Stephanie- with much success.
Cin Cin!

Amaretto Sour 2 oz Lazzaroni Amaretto, .75 oz fresh lemon juice, orange garnish. Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a double rocks glass with fresh ice.

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Lazzaroni Amaretto can be found at Cambridge Wine & Spirits near Alewife
and V. Cirace & Son in the North End.

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