What exactly is Disaronno and how can you enjoy it?

By Katy Thornton

April 19, 2023 at 2:15pm


Happy Disaronno Day to all who celebrate.

We love a national day to celebrate life's small pleasures, and April 19th just happens to be National Disaronno Day (as well as National Garlic Day - it's a busy day for celebrating anyway). But while you've all heard of garlic (right?) you may not have heard of Disaronno, so we're here to enlighten you so you can go forth and acknowledge this day in style, with a Disaronno in your hand to cheers.

What is it?

Disaronno is the world's most beloved Italian licqueur. Originating from Saronno, Italy where it is still produced today, Disaronno’s secret recipe dates back to 1525. The distinctive amber coloured liqueur gets its colour from caramelised sugar and is made from the pure essence of 17 herbs and fruits soaked in apricot kernel oil to create the unmistakable almond and peach flavour.

The rich and bold Italian taste and elegance of Disaronno makes it a versatile liqueur that can be enjoyed on the rocks for a delectable digestif, to create a delicious variety of craft cocktails such as a refreshing Disaronno Sour or Disaronno Fizz, and for adding depth and texture to desserts such as ice-cream and tiramisu.

How can you enjoy it?


Of course you can have your Disaronno served neat if that's what you're into, but if you're more of a cocktail kind of person then you may want to give one of the below cocktails a try.

Disaronno Fizz

A low-alcohol drink with a distinct character. The original taste and unmistakable aroma of Disaronno® are combined with fizzy soda bubbles and lemon juice for a refreshing and thirst-quenching cocktail.


45 ml Disaronno
150 ml Soda or Sparkling Water
Fresh lemon juice



Pour Disaronno over ice, add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and top up with soda water. Stir and garnish with lemon zest.

Disaronno Sour

A unique refreshing drink, in which the distinctive notes of Disaronno blend with the scent of freshly squeezed lemons.



50 ml Disaronno
25 ml Fresh lemon juice
5 ml Sugar syrup
Egg white (optional)


Shake all the ingredients together with ice. Garnish with a slice of lemon.

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