Recipes for an evening cocktail after baby has gone to bed.
May 19, 2012 9:34 PM   Subscribe

Somehow I ended up with a bottle of Disaronno. What are some good drink recipes?

In a fit of pregnancy induced madness, I bought a bottle of disaronno. Now that I've had the baby, I'd like to figure out how to drink it. I tend to like fruity or dessert cocktails where the bite of alcohol is masked. My favorite drinks, in no particular order are: whiskey sours, white russians, cranberry & vodka, as well as most fruity cocktails.
posted by HMSSM to Food & Drink (31 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Mix with (good) orange juice. Great drink.
posted by Dasein at 9:35 PM on May 19, 2012 [2 favorites]

Given your preferences, the easiest first cocktail is the amaretto sour.
posted by cobaltnine at 9:37 PM on May 19, 2012 [5 favorites]

If you combine the two suggestions above you get an amaretto stone sour (amaretto + orange juice + sweet & sour mix) which is my favorite amaretto-based mixed drink.
posted by burnmp3s at 9:41 PM on May 19, 2012

I like a variation of the amaretto sour.

2: parts amaretto.
1: part lime.

Beware. Amaretto is insanely calorie dense. Much more so than other, less sugary, booze.
posted by bswinburn at 9:55 PM on May 19, 2012

And if you want to go old school, multiple person, served in a big ceramic shell, tiki drink style try the Rum Giggle.

Rum Giggle:

2 oz OJ
1 oz pineapple juice
1.5 oz lemon juice
3 oz light rum
1 oz Amaretto
.5 oz simple syrup.
posted by bswinburn at 9:56 PM on May 19, 2012 [1 favorite]

Fruity, can't take the booze drink: Hawaiian Punch.

1 oz Amaretto
1 oz Vodka
4 oz OJ
couple drops grenadine.

posted by SuzySmith at 10:10 PM on May 19, 2012

Italian margarita! Pour your favorite margarita over a shot of amaretto. It's sweet and sour.
posted by mynameisluka at 10:17 PM on May 19, 2012 [1 favorite]

Amaretto & cherry juice is surprisingly decadent.
posted by troika at 10:24 PM on May 19, 2012

Dr. Pepper was an old fave. Haven't had one in 15 years, I'd guess.
posted by backwards guitar at 10:34 PM on May 19, 2012

amaretto with lemonade over ice would be a delicious summer drink. amaretto with ginger beer would probably be awesome. amaretto in hot cocoa is fantastic.
posted by elizeh at 10:45 PM on May 19, 2012 [1 favorite]

One part Johnnie Walker Red Label or other scotch, one part Disaronno.

Packs a punch, but you'll be fine since you enjoy whiskey sours already.
posted by Saydur at 10:46 PM on May 19, 2012

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Martini!!!!

2/3 cup cold pineapple juice
1/3 cup vanilla flavored vodka
dash grenadine
generous dash amaretto
garnish with pineapple wedges and maraschino cherries

This drink is dangerous.
posted by Ostara at 11:08 PM on May 19, 2012 [2 favorites]

Lounge Lizard

1 part Amaretto
1 part rum
4 parts Coke
posted by Cosine at 11:27 PM on May 19, 2012

Amaretto sours are great, but I'm also a big fan of Amaretto and Ginger Ale. I eyeball my drinks and make them rather strong, so I can't really recommend proportions.
posted by katemcd at 12:33 AM on May 20, 2012

The Godfather is 1 part amaretto and 2 parts bourbon or Scotch. Stir with ice to chill and mix, then strain, or serve on the rocks. Saydur's variation would be too sweet for me.
posted by brianogilvie at 1:14 AM on May 20, 2012 [1 favorite]

Ameretto is quite nice in coffee too, if you like having liquered up coffee.
posted by MartinWisse at 3:44 AM on May 20, 2012 [3 favorites]

Amaretto and cranberry juice taste just like Bakewell tarts!
posted by schmoo at 5:35 AM on May 20, 2012

Isn't Blueberry Tea made with amaretto liqueur?
posted by LN at 5:53 AM on May 20, 2012

Amaretto straight is really nice if you run hot water from the tap (or boiling water) into a tumbler to warm the tumbler up, or microwave the whole thing for a few seconds.
posted by A Terrible Llama at 7:37 AM on May 20, 2012

Amaretto and fresh pineapple juice is nice. Use one part amaretto to 3-4 parts juice. Top with a slice of orange and a cherry. Agreed that amaretto is nice in coffee. I also like amaretto added to milkshakes, especially chocolate, cherry or vanilla.
posted by weeyin at 7:51 AM on May 20, 2012

Amaretto and Fresca.
posted by naturalog at 7:52 AM on May 20, 2012

Yeah, I like straight Amaretto with dessert (or as dessert). It's the booze that pairs best with warm cookies, IMO.
posted by mskyle at 7:58 AM on May 20, 2012

Amaretto is one of my favorite liquors to make desserts. It pairs well with any stone or pitted fruits. It also rocks with pineapple either as a cocktail or dressing on the raw fruit. Making brownies? Then a glug or two of amaretto works really nice. I make a dessert where the hard ladyfingers are dipped in amaretto and then amaretto spiked custard (Mrs. Birds) is poured over it to chill, firm and then be dusted with chocolate or cocoa powder. It is essential in my pantry with dark rum, frangelica, gin, grand mariner and hennesy.
posted by jadepearl at 8:56 AM on May 20, 2012

Amaretto and coke is tasty.
posted by pintapicasso at 10:28 AM on May 20, 2012

Amaretto and lemon-lime soda. Amaretto and Bailey's irish Cream.
posted by blueskiesinside at 10:33 AM on May 20, 2012

Seconding the coffee and cocoa suggestions. Amaretto is also fabulous in rice pudding, or over ice cream.
posted by Pallas Athena at 2:23 PM on May 20, 2012

Amaretto and vodka is a Godmother.

I love the aforementioned pineapple-upside-down-drink and amaretto and Coke.
posted by fiercecupcake at 4:33 PM on May 20, 2012

This is not a drink, but I put in a splash of amaretto when I make whipped cream. It tastes great over strawberries or grilled peaches.
posted by echo0720 at 6:06 PM on May 20, 2012

So many great things to try I can't wait to get started! I do feel a bit stupid because I didn't realize Disaronno=amaretto, I thought it was some crazy specialty liquor.
posted by HMSSM at 7:53 PM on May 20, 2012

Amaretto sours are indeed delicious, but they shred sensitive stomachs like nothing else I have ever seen. It is the only food I have ever had to discontinue because of gastric distress.

Now I mostly use the remains of the old bottle to make this cake
posted by Mayor West at 10:38 AM on May 21, 2012

The Dr. Pepper - Glass beer with coke top, shot of Disarrono dropped in it bomb-style.

Tastes exactly like Dr. Pepper, which could be either a major plus or minus point for you. In either case, will get your shit discombobulated right quick.
posted by ominous_paws at 9:29 AM on May 22, 2012

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