Need a last minute gift idea for the host of tomorrow's festivities? Amaretto is a staple in my Italian parents' household and is always a nice gift to give. This homemade version is incredibly similar to the real thing at half the cost. I made some and gave it to my friends as a Christmas gift in cute little mason jars. Something that is both homemade and includes liquor is always a winner in my gift-giving book.I'm sure hosts at a New Year's Eve party would greatly appreciate this as well. It's a wonderful after-dinner drink to enjoy over ice while chatting with family and friends. Enjoy and be safe tomorrow!
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 2 tbsp. pure almond extract
- 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups Vodka
Remove from heat and allow to cool for approximately 15 minutes.
Add extracts and vodka to the pan. Mix to combine.
Pour Amaretto into desired jars and cap. Store in a cool/dry location.