I have made this before, but was super excited to make it this time because I got to put it in this pretty bottle I found at a thrift store! I found this recipe a few years ago on www.Allrecipes.com and I love it. Amaretto is my personal favorite liquor, its sweet and there are so many things you can make with it. It’s so simple to make, and this homemade version is delicious! Even if you are a Disaronno “snob” I dare you to try this. My husband says he likes it better, and I do too 🙂 Okay so you will need:
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 cups vodka
- 2 tablespoons almond extract
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
Just a little tip, the better quality your ingredients the better your amaretto will be. I use spring water, dark brown sugar (or stir in a spoonful of molasses if you only have light brown sugar) Use a good quality vodka (like Smirnoff) and natural organic extracts would be best.
Combine your sugars and water in a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat until all of the sugar has dissolved. Let this mixture cool COMPLETELY before stirring in your vodka and extracts. You don’t want the heat to ruin the taste or strength of your finished product. Then just pour it into a pretty bottle, or even an ugly one… and enjoy 🙂 This is great to drink right away but it does get better the longer it sits.
While making this batch for this blog post I made a double batch. With the other extracts I also stirred in 1/8 tsp anise extract. I did not want to add a lot because it’s so strong, I just wanted a little hint of it. Well I think it really “kicks it up a notch” as Emerald would say. So if you are feeling bold you could add that in as well 🙂
Now get to the fun part, drinking it!