Amoretti Unique Drink Syrups Highlight: Pistachio
We can do without those dried out pretzels. But put pistachios on the bar, and you’ll have us as lifelong customers. We’re just crazy about pistachios. The pseudo-nut (more on that later) is one of our favorite flavored syrups for coffee. It’s also an all-around unique drink syrup that goes great in cocktails, tea, and other beverages.
So, of course, we had to come up with our own version of this classic. We’re proud to offer customers Amoretti Premium Pistachio Praline Syrup. Don’t let the rich green color of this bottle deceive you. Our pistachio flavored syrup (for coffee, tea, or whatever use you might devise) is totally nutty!
Love pistachios? Here are some interesting facts to whet your appetite…
Pistachio Facts From Amoretti
- It’s believed that people have been eating pistachios since 7,000 B.C. Not quite as old as the walnut (10,000 B.C.), it’s still safe to say that the pistachio has secured a position with mankind forever.
- However, pistachios weren’t grown in the United States as a domestic crop until the 1970’s in California.
- The pistachio is one of (surprisingly) only two nuts mentioned in the Bible. You can find the nut referenced in Genesis 43:11.
- Travelers along the Silk Road in China would eat pistachios because of their high protein content. They made a great trail mix both then and now.
- Pistachios are related to mangos and sumac (the spice). Who knew?
- Pistachios have different names all over the world. In China, it would be a “Happy Nut.” In Iran, that’s the “Smiling Nut.” They’re also aptly called the “Green Almond.”
- The Queen of Sheba was a big pistachio fan. In fact, she was such a fan that she essentially confiscated the entire harvest just for herself!
- Our home state is crazy about pistachios, too. Every year, California produces 300 million pounds, which accounts for 98% of the total pistachio crop.
So, what should you do with this most unique drink syrup? We’re full of ideas! One interesting way we’ve incorporated this syrup is by using it in our Jamaican Rum Coffee recipe. Instead of using walnuts or hazelnuts, try pistachio instead. The unique flavor will shine through the recipe in a very delicious way. We love it!