They say that a Disaronno a day makes you feel like you’re on holiday. Now let the holiday come to you.
The world is currently enduring an unprecedented time where we need to temporarily kiss goodbye to our favourite bars and instead stay indoors at home. This means no more after-work drinks, no more happy hour and, more importantly, no more cocktail theatrics.
Now, however, is the perfect time to refresh your home bar – however big or small – and what better way than with the world’s favourite Italian amaretto liqueur, Disaronno. Because if you can’t get to Italy, let Italy come to you!
Whether it’s neat, on the rocks or shaken up to create a delicious cocktail, one thing is for sure, since Disaronno’s beginning in 1525, the unique qualities, original taste and unmistakable aroma have not changed one bit for this versatile amber-coloured liqueur. From the legendary secret family recipe, to the expert balance mix of carefully selected high-quality ingredients, there’s no way to be disappointed when it comes to Disaronno.
Just in time for Disaronno Day (Sunday 19 April), we’re here to celebrate the passion, taste and style of Disaronno, all from the comfort of your home.
Partnering with renowned Sydney-based bartender at Eau De Vie and Brand Ambassador of Disaronno, Danilo Migliorini, we’re here to to give you three tips to create the ultimate at-home bar for your next home happy hour:
Having the right recipe for your cocktail is more important than you think. If you don’t know what you’re going to make, or how you’re going to make it, you’ll struggle to put together that beautiful sip you deserve. A great place to start for Disaronno-infused cocktails is the Disaronno YouTube channel. Here you’ll be able to find an array of how-to videos which are great not only for enhancing your cocktail skills but also for your next tipple inspiration.
Building up your at home bar collection can be a lengthy process – sometimes it’s a process that eventually builds up over time – so don’t fret if it can’t be done in one shop. First, start with the basics. Danilo recommends to start with a bottle of Disaronno, lemons and limes, mixers like soft-drinks and tonics as well as an ice tray. Tip: to make crushed ice, simply place ice cubes into a tea-towel and hit with a rolling pin.
Forget fretting over needing a whole set of potions to create some cocktail theatrics. To kick off your at home bar, Danilo suggests starting with the basics. “To measure spirits accurately you’ll need a jigger – we recommend a 15 and 30mL double-ended one. This makes such a difference to the end taste; cocktail making is a bit like science and the ratio of ingredients is key. A sharp knife, spoon for stirring, a shaker and a strainer also come in handy. Once you have these basics in place – move onto the muddler, [and] peeler. Pretty soon you’ll have a decent bar collection.”
Three Easy Disaronno Cocktails to Make at Home:
Fresh lemon juice
Soda or sparkling water
1. Pour Disaronno over ice, add a squeeze of fresh juice and top up with soda water.
2. Sit and garnish with lemon zest.
25mL fresh pressed lime juice
Ginger and lime slice
1. Pour Disaronno and fresh-pressed lime juice over ice in a mule cup and stir.
2. Top up with ginger beer. Garnish with grated ginger.
25mL fresh lemon juice
5mL sugar syrup
1. Combine all of the ingredients in a shaker. Add ice.
2. Shake. Strain into a glass and serve with a slice of lemon.
Does your cocktail bar need a bit of sprucing up?
Head to our Facebook or Instagram page to try your luck at winning one of four bottles of Disaronno and a Disaronno Cocktail Kit.
For more information visit Disaronno.