Wet Bar Wednesday

Want to know an absolutely delicious and aromatic liquor that can balance out some harsher liquors like tequila?  Amaretto.  The name is a variation on the Italian word for bitter, but because this liquor is often enhanced somewhat with sweeter tones, some prefer it to mean “a little bitter”.  

Amaretto smells like almonds, but it is made from the pits of apricot pits, more frequently (though some are derived from almonds in whole or in part).  Personally I prefer Disaranno Amaretto, though most other brands (other than generic!) will work well enough for many mixed drinks.  
A delicious drink with amaretto and tequila is similar to the frozen matador, but more mellow.  Unfortunately, I don’t know a good name for it.  The site I use to search for drinks (webtender.com) calls it an “Almond Casa Noble”, because the recipe calls for Casa Noble tequila.  But that’s pretty specific in terms of a name, and not very accurate if you aren’t using Casa Noble.  I think I’m just going to call this an Almond Tequila.  
  • 1 part orange juice
  • 1 part amaretto
  • 1/2 part tequila
  • 1 lime wedge
Mix the first three ingredients together well and add ice.  I give the lime wedge a little squeeze before dropping the wedge into the glass and stirring quickly one more time.  Tasty, refreshing, and another good way to enjoy tequila if you’re somewhat wary of it.  

2 Responses to “Wet Bar Wednesday”

  1. Dianne Pedersen Says:

    I will expect that drink the next time we all get together. Doanne

  2. Paul Nelson Says:

    Deal!  It’s delicious!

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