Amaretto is simply "Amaretto". It's an almond based preparation, which also includes some egg whites and grinded apricot bone that gives a light bitter taste to the biscuit (amaro in Italian mean "bitter"). Amaretto is probably the most beloved italian biscuit. I know nobody who didn't like it, either italian of foreigner.
In 1949 the city of Venice hosted an impressive exhibition about the late Renaissant painter Giovanni Bellini. To honour such a big personality the owner of the famous Harry’s Bar of Venice named Giuseppe Cipriani, created a new cocktail aiming at reproducing the sweet pastel shades of the painter’s palette.
Summer is approaching and, although some social distancing will still be necessary, the Italians will re-start one of their most pleasant traditions: the “Aperitivo”. It is tipically Italian, although it is nowadays pretty common in several Countries around the world, especially in the Mediterranean sea. It’s a simple way to spare some time with our dearest friends, our work mates, our families, sharing a drink and some snacks before having lunch or dinner.