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So, yesterday, I got to 1000 hits. WADDUP?! This was really exciting for me, and I’ve waited a week or so watching those numbers climb. Unfortunately, like I wrote about in my Pom BR post, I’ve been too busy painting and stressing to actually help those numbers increase, thus, the one blog post in the last 10 days.

But, 1000 hits. Sweet.

So, in the last few weeks, I’ve been making my own homemade liqueurs including Limoncello and Amaretto. When I made the homemade Amaretto, I was trying to find great drink recipes. The Amaretto was great, but I could only make so many Amaretto Sours without getting an overdose. Fortunately, when in doubt, you can always go to great websites like Webtender.com or iDrink.com or Drinksmixer.com. Sometimes, the bar books, cooking cyclopedias, or the website wonders aren’t enough to get you to that perfect drink and you have to pull out the big guns: the manufacturer’s website.

Oftentimes, we do not think to go there, because honestly, who goes to the producer’s website unless you’re lodging a complaint or trying to figure out where to find it. Be warned: sometimes the websites are awful for drink recipes. Seriously Kahlua.com? There are three versions of Kahlua on the Rocks and 4 versions of a Black Russian which is only changed by adding a slice of lemon?! Seriously?! SERIOUSLY? There are only 13 drinks on your website and half of them are the same 2 drinks with different slices of fruit?!

In case you can’t tell, Kahlua.com infuriates me a little bit. However, I struck pay dirt with Disaronno.com. They have an amazing drink called the Disaronno Sicily. I didn’t have Disaronno, so I used the homemade Amaretto (which others have said tastes like Disaronno and this recipe is way cheaper.) Sorry, Disaronno, and thanks for the drink recipe!

Disaronno Sicily

1 part Amaretto

1 part Limoncello

1 part Lemon Juice

Shake over ice and strain into a chilled martini glass.


I think this is great. I have no complaints, substitutions, or recommendations. Just drink it, enjoy it, and love it. It’s a great drink for anyone making Italian food since both Amaretto and Limoncello originate from Italy. It’s also to drink a cocktail and think that you made everything in it yourself. How often does that and can that happen?


Because you’re making everything from scratch, I would advise you to go back to the Amaretto and Limoncello articles and see what they cost there.

As always, happy and safe drinking.