Amaretto is an Italian almond flavored liqueur or cordial that is easy to make at home. Put it in a pretty bottle and give it as a gift. Stock it in your liquor cabinet for addition to mixed drinks. Or, my personal favorite, pour a little over vanilla ice cream with some shaved chocolate for a simple and elegant dessert.
We have had this recipe in the family for years thanks to a friend of my parents. Truthfully it is a tough call for me which I like better, this or the Homemade Kahlua.
My mom usually made it with her homemade apricot liqueur. Apricots and almonds are closely related so it isn’t that surprising that it is apricot is used to help flavor an almond cordial.
You can store it back in the vodka bottle or use decorative bottles for gift giving.
- 3 cups boiling water
- 5 cups sugar
- 1 bottle vodka 750ml
- 4 oz almond extract
- 1 bottle apricot brandy or liqueurs 750ml
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- Dissolve sugar in boiling water. Cool. Add remaining ingredients. Bottle, cork and age 10 seconds and it’s ready to serve.
Until next time, happy drinking.