I bought a bottle of Lazzaroni amaretto at the liquor mart the other day. Lazzaroni is the one made by macerating amaretto cookies. It looked interesting (and was cheaper than Di Saronno) so I figured it'd give it a swirl.
A quick review of three 2-part mixed drinks that I made with it.
The first is 2 to 1 Southern Comfort to amaretto, which Internet Cocktail Database calls a 'Sicilian Kiss'. I like SC, but this was too overly sweet for me. I was reaching for the insulin. I'd drink an amaretto sour before I'd order or mix up one of these.
The next one is 1 1/2 oz bourbon (I used Jim Beam single barrel) to 1/2 amaretto, called either 'Boss' or 'The Godfather'. In this one the bourbon overpowered the amaretto, which didn't come through very strongly. A bourbon and branch would have been better.
Last, a variation on the Boss using blended Scotch; I pulled out Johnny Walker Black. I'm not a big blended Scotch fan, but this wasn't bad: the amaretto came through, and the sweetness took some of the edge off the Scotch. I wouldn't order it out, but not a bad drink.