Monday, December 30, 2013

Homemade Amaretto

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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!

Printable Recipe

  • 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
In a heavy bottom sauce pan, add water and sugars over medium heat. Bring to a boil and cook until sugars are well dissolved. 

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.

1 comment:

  1. I second that motion!! Anytime someone brings me a homemade gift (especially when it's loaded with booze), I'm always happy! .....though that could be the alcohol talking ;)

    I know I've been rather absent lately - trying to fix that. I hope your holidays are going well and I wish you all the best in food and love and laughter for the new year. You're amazing :) xoxoxo!


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