BOLS Amaretto is a gold-brown liqueur. Amaretto, which originated in Italy, is famous for its sweet almond aroma and nutty caramel flavour. A distillation of carefully selected ingredients creates this exquisite liqueur although the main ingredient of Bols Amaretto is the kernel of ripe apricots that is also used in making Bols Apricot Brandy liqueur.
Amaretto liqueur is said to have been invented by the woman who modeled for Renaissance-era Italian painter, Bernardino Luini, in 1525. Luini, a follower of Leonardo da Vinci’s art style, chose the mother of a local child to be his model for the Madonna. In return she gave him ringraziarlo – a gift, a drink distilled from almonds.
Bols Amaretto is essential for classic drinks such as the Amaretto Sour, and also for more modern drinks like the Alabama Slammer and Screaming Orgasm.