Amaretto-flavored liqueur with a characteristic almond taste made in Italy. Its maker, Disaronno, maintains its original "secret formula" is unchanged since 1525,and claims the Amaretto Legend "Luini tale" as its own particular history. The amber colored drink is an infusion of apricot kernel oil with "absolute alcohol, burnt sugar, and the pure essence of seventeen selected herbs and fruits".The liqueur is sold in an oblong glass decanter designed by a craftsman from Murano and does not contain any almonds or other nuts. It can be served straight up as a cordial, on the rocks, or as part of a cocktail mixed with other alcoholic beverages, Coke, ginger Ale, or fruit juice. It may also be added to hot chocolate, and is an ingredient in an Italian variant of an Irish coffee.