National Amaretto Day!


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!!!


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

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35 thoughts on “National Amaretto Day!

  1. Fantastic! Cheers and enjoying a sip of Amaretto!

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  2. 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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    • I am soooo happy that you really like it! I have to say that it was fun creating this watercolor! About the name changed was a funny thing I wanted to do! 😉 Thank you!

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  3. Who knew! Love national ameretto day! Perhaps I’ll celebrate tomorrow and the watercolor is incredible!

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  4. Really nice work, Carolina! I like the history of Amaretto and the legend!

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  5. Oh my goodness Carolina, this was my mother’s absolute favorite drink.

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  6. Amazing painting again, Carolina. Really, AMAZING! Also, it is interesting what story there’s behind. But seriously… a day dedicated to Amaretto? Too funny!

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  7. Wow, Carolina, that is a beautiful picture 🙂

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  8. I love an Amaretto Sour every once in a while. Your art is beautiful, I look forward to checking out more of your posts 🙂

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  9. Love this style of doodling and painting – from the top of the bottle to the bottom of the lace doily. Very nice!

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    • Aww Carol thank you that’s such a nice comment! I love to hear from you and that you enjoy my work so much! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! ❤


  10. 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!


  11. You’ve a unique drawing style, quality work. Might even follow your blog. 😉

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