Amaretto is a sweet almond-flavoured liqueur of Italian origin. It is made from a base of apricot or almond pits, or sometimes both, with added spices and flavors. Some say it has a sweet cherry like flavor.
Conflation of the homophonous amare with amore ("love") is primarily responsible for the associations with romance. The similarity of amaretto and amoretto leads to the concept of "a little bitter love".