This drink belongs to the crown family and was created during the era of naming drinks after popular street drugs. The crown family often uses amaretto as a cordial in its drink and this one is no exception. Here is an early printing of this drink:
Party Drinks!: 50 Classic Cocktails and Lively Libations – Page 87 by A. J. Rathbun in 2004
“would the bartenders think of mixing Amaretto and Crown Royal to chase away the April blues. Ice cubes 10 ounces Amaretto 10 ounces Crown Royal and 10 ounces sweet and sour mix”
This is one of the least popular drinks in the crown family, however, it was one of the first. This drink was almost inevitable, given lemon juice is the most popular agent to be used in cocktails. The name obviously derives from the use of amaretto for which during this era was always associated with “Italian” in a drink name. The second part of the name derives from a valium, which given the current prescription drug epicdemic this is and was one of the most popular.
It is difficult to determine where this drink derives, which is no surprise. It is hard to pinpoint any location of any drink belonging to the crown family. The were extremely popular in their day and arguably still popular today. If they were created by crown, which is unlikely, crown certainly doesn’t take credit for it and there are no advertisements suggesting they invented any of the crown based drinks.
This drink dates between 1996 – 2000 and contained at least as of then:
Shake these ingredients:
Fresh Lemon Juice
Strain into a chilled shot glass.