Traditionally, Amaretto can be made from apricot kernels, bitter almonds, peach stones, or almonds, all of which are natural sources of the benzaldehyde that give Amaretto it’s almond-like flavour.
When I first heard that Lyres Spirits had created a non-alcoholic take on the classic Amaretto, I have to admit that I was skeptical. But I needn't have been. Not only does Lyre's Amaretti nail the bitter almond flavour, it also has a distinctly liqueur like mouthfeel that is warm and indulgent.
Lyre's Amaretti has become one of my go-to non-alcoholic drinks. Sometime I enjoy a small measure as a nightcap and sometimes I use it as a mocktail ingredient.
In fact, there are so many options that I have put together my top five for you.
The blurb: A twist on a classic champagne mocktail, this drink features our best selling non alcoholic sparkling wine Thomson and Scott Naughty.
30ml Lyre's Amaretti
120ml Thomson & Scott Noughty
Get the recipe: Noughty Amaretti mocktail
The blurb: Perhaps this one is more of a dessert than a mocktail, and it's one of the most indulgent ways to enjoy Amaretti.
60ml Lyre's Amaretti
45mL fresh espresso coffee
One scoop of vanilla ice cream
Get the recipe: Lyre's Amaretti Affogato Mocktail
The blurb: Delicious and refreshing this is a great way to enjoy an Amaretti on a sunny afternoon.
Get the recipe: Tuscan Sunset Amaretti Mocktail
The blurb: Create an alcohol free version of the iconic Amaretto Sour.
Get the recipe: Lyre's Amaretti Sour
Or, keep it simple with Mr. Consistent Sours Mixer
The blurb: When you have a non alcoholic liqueur as perfect as Lyre's Amaretti you can enjoy it on it's own.
50ml Lyre's Amaretti
Method: pour and enjoy!