Five ways with Lyre's Amaretti

Dec 05, 2021

Form the Italian word for ‘a little bitter’, Amaretto is a sweet Italian liqueur that originated in Saronno a city in Varese Province, in the Lombardy region of Italy.
A bottle of Lyre's Amaretti next to Amaretti Sour

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.  

Noughty Amaretti mocktail 

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 

Lyre's Amaretti Affogato 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


Amaretti Mocktail next to a bottle of Lyre's Amaretti

Tuscan Sunset Amaretti Mocktail

The blurb: Delicious and refreshing this is a great way to enjoy an Amaretti on a sunny afternoon. 


90ml orange juice
100ml club soda

Dash grenadine

Get the recipe: Tuscan Sunset Amaretti Mocktail

Lyre's Amaretti Sour

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


Ameritti Sour mocktail next to a bottle of Lyre's Amaretti

Straight up 

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 
Optional, ice 

Method: pour and enjoy! 

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