Di’Saronno: Tastes like Almonds and Apricots but it’s not. Wait wha?

Yes, you’re confused like I was reading on this liqueur.

I remember touching on this brand in bartending school, but never really used it. I just knew I had to remember it for class for my written final.

150 drinks on paper, and 13 drinks in 7 minutes or less yelled out to me behind a bar. Don’t ever look at bartenders the same way again.

Not the point.

Point is a good friend posted a drink she made from this and I was curious. As I planned out this month, I made this on my list.

Di’Saronno. I knew it was Italian by the name, but what was the taste? What could I mix it with? What is the level of drunkeness is this bottle on?

I like to keep track of these things, not only because it’s my responsibilty to know if I serve this to others, but I’m still a lightweight, so I know what I stay away from.

I decided to read on the product, because a good friend of mine, who was a bartender, told me, “one way to be the best is research as much as you can. Its helps knowing the backstory to how things come about”.

I decided to read on this, and found out some interesting stuff!

Di’Saronno was made in the 1600s in Italy. An Innkeeper was hired as a muse for the “Madonna dei Miracoli” painted by Bernadino Luini. He was a pupil to Leonardo DiVinci. She felt honored to be a part of this project, so she made him a special liqueur to say thank you. That painting is still featured to day in Italy. The Reina Family, who makes the liqueur now, discovered it in the 1900s, and the rest is history. This recipe is under secret, and is making millions around the world.

Now reading that, definitely made me very curious! I wanted to try it.

Off to the BevMo I went! Only problem I had was naming these drinks. I made two recipes because I never had this before. We may revisit this liqueur down the road.

 

I first tried to read on what would match with this liquid. Every liquor/liqueur isn’t the same as you know, and just because it says it tastes one way, doesn’t mean that’s what it tastes like to you. Which is what I found out.

The website says “Apricots and a nutty flavor”. Now, that’s not what I tasted last night. It wasn’t nasty, it was good, just didn’t taste like the description. I tasted the apricots. That’s all, which posed an interesting dilemma. It may have made the drinks too sweet, do with the pictures your going to see, I’m keeping them the way they are, but adjusting the measurements.

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First up, we have the Renaissance Cocktail. I wanted to do something to honor the history of the liqueur. It came out beautiful. Tasted great, once stirred. It had a fruity taste, which is something I wanted from the get go.

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The next, and last one is called “off the wall”. This is something that kinda came to me thinking if I was out with friends, and knew that with these ingredients, it could be a interesting night. LOL. This one is sneaky. Very good, but could be sneaky if you aren’t careful.

The Renaissance I rate a 9 out of 10 for the strength level. 10 out of 10 for the picture appeal. This one is a definite keeper and probably in the bar book.

As for the Off the Wall (yes, I was listening to Michael Jackson when it hit me, LOL), I give it a 10 out of 10 for the strength level. As for picture appeal, 5 out of 10. Doesn’t look dangerous, but will get you in the long run.

I keep making these sneaky drinks. Maybe I should do a post on that alone…..hmm.

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As for Di’Saronno, I’m sold. 7.5 out of 10. It was smooth and tasty, but the description was a little misleading but I worked with it, and hopefully can do more with it. This size cost 13.99, so it wasn’t too bad, but if you can’t afford that, go with a bottle of amaretto, and you should be good.

I hope you guys try it out, and if you do, let me know! Post the pictures on the facebook page and share! Sharing is caring. Soon I’ll go back to video so keep a look out!

See ya next Saturday, here’s a hint: You can cook with that?????

~CSM~

 

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