Disaronno is one of the most famous Italian liqueurs in the world. On its own, it has a taste almond with an amaretto flavor. Supposedly, the secret formula for this liqueur hasn’t changed since 1525.
But that doesn’t mean we can’t experiment with various drinks ourselves. It can be used for aperitifs and long drinks, and it’s great with cocktails too. You just have to be on your guard because some Disaronno cocktails have a kick to them. Just because it’s only 56-proof (28% alcohol) doesn’t meant that you won’t get drunk.
Here are some Disaronno drinks that are delicious yet deceptively devastating:
Disaronno and Peach Shot
This one is simple, though you will need 2 shot glasses. Put about 1.5 parts Disarrono in one glass and 4 parts of peach juice in the other glass. Drink the Disaronno first and then you chase it down with the peach juice. This is sweet, but it’s strong too.
Disaronno Grandpa Is Alive
Yes, the name of the drink seems a bit disturbing, right? There’s also something sinister with how this layered drink looks too. It’s as if it’s strong with the Dark Side of the Force, and you can easily picture Darth Vader and the Emperor sharing this drink as they celebrate the destruction of the Jedi Order.
This just needs a tall shot glass. You start by pouring in an amount of coffee liqueur, and then you flow that up with Disaronno. You then top it off with an equal amount of vodka.
It’s a bit bitter, but then again it’s one way to really shock your taste buds! You’ll know that you’re getting a buzz when the name of the drink starts making sense.
Whether you’re watching the Russell Crowe movie or bingeing on the sex and gore Spartacus, you’ll be satisfied if you also have this drink in your hand. This is quite smooth, so you may not notice that it’s somehow making you feel that your limbs have been cut off.
It’s simple to make, as you just need equal parts of Disaronno, Southern Comfort, 7-Up (or Sprite), and freshly squeezed orange juice.
Disaronno Bed of Roses
Is that Bon Jovi song playing in your head? Just asking—we’re not commenting on your age. At least we know you’re at least 21 years old, right?
If you’re in a celebratory mood, then you can enjoy your champagne with Disaronno. Get your shaker and fill it with ice. Then add 1 part Disaronno and 1 part OJ along with drizzle of Triple sec. Shake it well until the whole mix is very cold, and then strain it into a flute glass. Top it off with champagne, and then garnish it with an orange peel.
Folks in the American South may not have the patience for Italian liqueur, but they may change their mind with this rye concoction. You can use Wild Turkey 101 Rye or Knob Creek Rye Whiskey. You just need to pour equal parts Disaronno and rye whiskey, and then you top off the glass with ginger ale. You can also garnish it with a cherry and an orange slice.
It’s a bit sweet, but the strength of the drink is quite undeniable. This is one cocktail the “good ol’ boys” won’t mind at all.
Are you on vacation on a beach somewhere? If that’s the case then this is a perfect drink for surf relaxation. It’s also great when you’re at home and you just wish you’re on vacation on the beach—it makes you feel as if you’re there.
You’ll just need a bit of patience with the preparation, as it has 5 different ingredients. You’ll need 1 part Disaronno, 1 part coconut-flavored rum, 2 parts white rum, 4 parts pineapple juice, and 4 parts cranberry juice. Yes, it seems like a chemistry lab formula, so just give the ingredients list to your bartender and tell him (or her) to keep it coming. You’ll be relaxed in no time, trust us on that!