You’ve seen the television commercial: sexy girl in an oh-so-sexy dress, casually strolls up to the casually hip bar to an eagerly awaiting, perfectly messy-haired bartender only too willing to provide the proverbial nighttime companion—Disaronno…on the rocks.
But is this caramel-colored concoction truly the world’s favorite Italian liqueur? And what exactly does Disaronno on the rocks taste like?
Disaronno on the Rocks Taste Test
My initial tasting thoughts were this is not your typical party drink. I expected something closely resembling a coconut rum. But the taste was something much different. Something very much its own. It was smooth, unique. A far cry from the Captain Morgan’s and Malibus with which we’re all accustomed. But while I imagined it being an acceptable and even exciting bar drink, the ladies took a completely different view.
Rachel likened the taste to an old man’s candy and rubbing alcohol.
“It tastes like a Werther’s original melted with alcohol poured in, and it smells like vanilla extract. I mean I like it, but not at first. It was harsh–so I’d say it has an acquired taste. It’d be like a nightcap, like Cognac brandy. But the way the advertisement displays it is some sexy girl walks to the bar, but that’s not how I would describe it. It just doesn’t taste like a sexy drink. Let’s just say if I were out at a bar, this would not be my drink of choice. It’s not arousing at all–and it’s definitely not the kind of drink that makes you want to go have sex.”
Cayla took a slightly different view but agreed with the lack of sexiness.
“It tastes like vanilla extract mixed with rum and smells like almonds–which also means it smells just like anthrax–but let’s just say almonds. I also thought it would be more fiery than it was. I was pleasantly surprised. [It’s] a drink for when you are staying in, reading a book on a cold night. It’s a comfortable drink.”
So at this point, I’m sure you just want to know if it’s good or not. My answer is yes. Will it get you laid? Probably not.