Disaronno, The Secretive Liqueur From Italy

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Who has not tasted an Amaretto? Believe it or not! Disaronno has been the leading listed Amaretto liqueur. Last I walked into a bar, a man right at the side ordered an Amaretto liqueur.

I got extremely curious and started researching about this spirit. Well! Our readers would be surprised to acknowledge that Disaronno reviews as the best-selling Amaretto-tasting liquor. It gives us great pleasure to bring this popular Disaronno amaretto into today’s highlights. 

This exclusive liquor had come around being best-seller from Italy. Are you preparing to explore Disaronno for the first time? Well! For starters, you must know that it is quite secretive.

No! No! We are not talking about the Disaronno cocktail recipes, but, we are talking about its ‘original’ version. However, that’s a subject that comes later. Let’s introduce you to Amaretto and Disaronno, the secretive liqueur from Italy.

Introduction to Amaretto

Amaretto is an Italian liqueur. It is a sweet spirit that contains bitter almonds for an iconic flavor. What an irony! As per the Italian consumers, Amaretto is either drinkable neat or it remains a preferable ingredient for cocktails. The interesting part is, under the category of Amaretto liqueurs, five different branded spirits hit the market. These are:

  • DeKuyper
  • Disaronno
  • Lazzaroni
  • Bols
  • Luxurado

Introduction to Amaretto Disaronno


In 1525, Disaronno has been introduced in Saronno, Italy. Do you know? In Italy, over 2.2 billion liters of liqueur is consumed. Of course, the farewell of Disaronno is far away by generation because Italy is one of the largest manufacturers of this outstanding spirit. Indeed, you would be stunned to know that during the establishment, the spirit has rocked the market with branding name “Amaretto Di Saronno.” however, later on, the name was changed to ‘Disaronno’ because of legal reasons. 

  • What is Disaronno Godfather?

Disaronnoa yet again comes with a unique combination of Italian liqueurs. That’s right. You can say that Disaronno Godfather is the Godfather of all the Italian cocktails. It is garnished with an orange twist. You can mix this Italian liquor with your preferred whiskey.

  • What is Disaronno Fizz?

Disaronno Fizz is an innovative bitter version of Italian Amaretto. It requires fresh lemon juice and Soda. in some bars, you can find Disaronno topped with sparkling water in place of Soda. Take a lemon zest for garnishing. Add ice cubes to give a chilly vibe to your Fizzy cocktail.

  • What is Disarita?

Disarita is a syrupy version of the Italian spirit. Add 25 ml of Disaronno in a cocktail shaker with tequila, fresh lime juice, and sugar syrup. This cocktail is served in a martini glass. Take a lime wedge for garnishing. 

  • What is the French Connection?

French connection cocktail with Disaronno gives the greatest pleasure to the drinkers and reflects sophistication. It is usually served in Cognac balloon glass. To make French connection, mix Disaronno and Cognac in a cocktail shaker and garnish the drink with orange zest. 

  • What is Dis-A-Tini?

Like Martini? Well! No. Dis-A-Tini is a combination of Disaronno with Vodka and dry vermouth. In some parts of the world, alcohol consumers also replace dry vermouth with merlot or Verot. Make it one DIS-A-TINI and treat yourself with a relaxing night out. 

What is in Disaronno?

This a premier Italian Almond liqueur. It is noteworthy to mention that some alcohol consumers consider it a whiskey or rum. To the readers’ surprise, it is none. It is a pure Amaretto liqueur that is flavored with syrup and burnt sugar. To be honest, this is only what we could find about Disaronno ingredients. Without a doubt, the companies want to keep beating down the competitive drinks in the market.

Well! Well! Disaronno makers are winning over this competition for a long-long time. But, do not worry! Because we are going to introduce you to Disaronno recipes for cocktails. And, not only any cocktails but Italian’s best-seller cocktails. 

How to make Disaronno cocktails at home?

Back in the times, it was only a spirit that was consumed with Cola, soda, or water. Today, it is also used as the main liquor in prominent cocktails. 

Some famous Disaronno cocktails are:

Note: For making the following cocktails, Disaronno is the main ingredient. Thus, consider putting 0.5 ounces to 1-ounce liqueur aside for utilization.

  • Disaronno Jazzy Hour

What do you need?

  • Vodka (0.5 ounces)
  • Tangerine (1 ounce)
  • Pineapple juice (1 ounce)
  • Lemon juice (drops as per taste)

Recipe: Use cocktail shaker and shake all the given ingredients together along with the main spirit. Pour in a martini glass and use orange for garnishing.

  • Disaronno Amaretto Sour

What do you need?

  • Sugar (1 teaspoon)
  • Lemon (single)
  • Ice (crushed)

Recipe: Use cocktail shaker and shake all the ingredients together with Disaronno. Mix well! Top the drink with ice cubes and cherry. You can also use lemon as per favoritism.

  • Disaronno Colada

What do you need?

  • Colada mix (four)
  • Disaronno drink (1.5 ounces)
  • Ice cubes

Recipe: Blend both ingredients. After fine-blending, garnish the drink with cherry or any fruit that you prefer.

  • Italian kisses

What do you need?

  • Pomegranate juice (0.5 ounces)
  • Crisp prosecco (single)

Recipe: Use flutes to pour pomegranate juice along with Disaronno in each. Mix well! Top both with proseccos. Use an orange peel to garnish the same. 

  • Bed of Roses

What do you need?

  • Orange juice (1 ounce)
  • Champagne
  • Triple Sec

Recipe: Use a flute glass to shake all the given ingredients together along with Disaronno. Top this combined blending with champagne. Use an orange peel to garnish the same. Serve classically. 

  • Fresh version

What do you need?

  • Tequila Blanco (1.5 ounces)
  • Lime juice (0.5 ounces)
  • Guava juice (1.5 ounces)

Recipe: Shake by using a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass. Mix well! Take a lime slice and garnish it. Serve chilled.

  • Disaronno Sparkling

What do you need?

  • Sparkling wine (single)

Recipe: Pour Disaronno in a flute glass and create a topping layer of sparkling wine. 

Note: Keep sparkling wine or cocktail in the refrigerator for 50 minutes (max). 

Other well-known cocktails that you must try are:

  • Disaronno Mimosa
  • Roman Chocolate
  • Macbeth
  • Cranberry chiller
  • Disaronno and Tea

How to drink a Disaronno?

As per official commercial of this Amaretto Disaronno, the bartender serves the drink with rocks. Well! That’s not the only way to drink Amaretto Di Saronno. Many alcohol consumers all over the world prefer to drink it with sherry coke. Yet, others drink it straight. 

‘OJ on the rocks’ is also one of the classic ways to drink this extremely Italic liqueur. To the readers’ surprise, some people mix this liquor with Dr. peppers, coke, ginger ale, or sour mix. 

What is Disaronno liqueur alcohol by volume (ABV)?

Disaronno amaretto alcohol content limit is 28%. It is noteworthy to mention that all over the world it is mainly used in cocktails. Thus, readers must take into consideration the increased alcohol content because of the mixture of various other liqueurs. Undoubtedly, it is a strong alcoholic beverage with a syrupy mouthfeel. 

It is a healthy alcoholic beverage. You can mix this spirit with juice to avoid the temporary effects of alcohol. You can also prefer to keep your appetite balanced by eating some snacks while consuming Disaronno. 

How many calories in one bottle of Disaronno?

As per nutritional facts of this extremely prominent liqueur, there are 107 grams of calories in 1 ounce of Disaronno. It is a high-calorie drink. Disaronno Originale liqueur contains 12 ounces. Thus, one bottle of Disaronno contains over 1200 gram calories.

Women with a balancing diet should steer clear of an overdose on Disaronno. Apart from this, it is recommendable to not drink it neat or straight. You can mix juices, soda or ice to prevent your body against alcohol belly. Disaronno carbs limit is 17 grams per bottle.

Is Disaronno gluten-free?

Yes! Disaronno is a gluten-free drink. It is because it is an amaretto based drink and not wheat-based. Yet, it is noteworthy to mention that it is not necessary for Disaronno cocktails to be gluten-free as well. It is because some cocktails contain vodka, rum, and champagne. Without a doubt, vodka either contains wheat, barley or malt. Thus, cocktails may contain gluten. 

Disaronno gluten-free helps the consumers to remain precautious against celiac disease and skin allergies. It is also important to remember that other drinks or branded spirits categorized in name of Amaretto are not necessarily gluten-free. In this blog, we only claim about the Disaronno being a gluten-free alcohol beverage with 100% quality. 


It feels sad that we will never soon know the secret recipe of Disaronno Originale. Yet, with the help of this blog, you can homemade any prominent cocktail by using a few ounces of Amaretto disaronno. You can purchase it for $25 in the USA. Disaronno price remains affordable. 

“Enjoy the hip-happening mixture of spirits with Disaronno. Order one today and get creative!”

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