MONIN Amaretto syrup is based on the classic Italian sweet, almond-flavoured liqueur. Characterised by the distinctive flavour of the ‘mandoria-amara’ or bitter almond, the name Amaretto means ‘a little bitter’ in Italian._x000D_
Its origins are said to go back as far as the Italian Renaissance. Legend has it that in 1525 the artist Bernardino Luini, a pupil of Leonardo Da Vinci, was commissioned to paint a fresco of the Madonna of the Miracles in Saronno. He chose a beautiful local innkeeper to inspire his portrayal of the Madonna. As a gift to show her gratitude and affection, she steeped apricot kernels in brandy and presented the resulting amber liquid to Luini._x000D_
Today, Amaretto is usually made using apricot pits and may also contain almonds, other spices and flavourings. _x000D_
MONIN Amaretto delivers the bittersweet taste of this popular liqueur and can be used to create a luxurious Tiramisu Cappucino and many more tempting Italian themed desserts and after-dinner drinks.