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National Amaretto Day!

Amaretto
Amaretto – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


Today for April month celebrations I celebrate National Amaretto Day!

I didn’t know until today that was existing an unofficial National holiday dedicated to the Amaretto liqueur and absolutely couldn’t miss this one since the Amaretto antique origins are from my beautiful native country Italy! Ciao mia Bella Italia!!!

AmarettoSketch
Amaretto Italy – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

The word Amaretto means “little bitter” is created infusing almonds or apricots seeds or both together in brandy or pure alcohol obtaining a delicious almond a little bitter natural flavored liqueur mostly served after dinner in a pretty old-fashioned glass it pair very well, served with holiday foods and desserts, that have nutty and warm spice undertones of cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. Amaretto it is also used as base to prepare a variety of cold and hot cocktails. Also well-known are the Amaretto cookies.

Amaretto is a very antique liqueur  there is an old Italian legend saying that was created from a woman living in the Italian city of Saronno in the 1525 she prepared the Amaretto in appreciation giving it as modest gift to a Church commissioned Artist one of Leonardo da Vinci’s pupils that had to paint the Sanctuary frescoes. The woman was the muse that inspired the Artist when he had to paint the Virgin Mary.

My watercolor shows the bottle of a well-known Italian Amaretto brand but for creativity I wanted to write “Amaretto Italy” I haven’t written the brands name I just left that out to the imagination! LOL
A nice old-fashioned glass and some good Amaretto cookies!
It was fun to doodle this I hope that you enjoy!

Details about my doodlewash:
 watercolor with black ink finish. I used one of my favorite French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron black Ink pen #005 and #05 over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook!

With this Celebration of National Amaretto Day, I am also join Charlie at doodlewash celebrating a National or International Day with a doodlewash!  You are welcome to join with your doodlewash!  Tag your image#doodlewashaday.

 

#doodlewashaday, #NationalAmarettoDay

Happy doodles and have a great day or evening!

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©Carolina Russo

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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35 thoughts on “National Amaretto Day!”

  1. Yay!! So thrilled you did this day! I almost did it as well, but joined the garlic club.. As if that’s a thing. This is fabulously done!! I love the angle and perspective and those shadows are awesome!! I also recognized the bottle immediately and didn’t even realize at first you changed the name! Hehe… And loved hearing a little history about it too. Splendid doodlewash my friend!! Love it!! 💕💕😃

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  2. National holiday dedicated to the (Amaretto) liqueur! That’s so cool! Meraviglioso!! 🙂 I loved your painting! It looks so vintage and the shadow you painted is giving a nice 3D effect!

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