Amaretto is one of those liquors that I don’t usually buy because it’s a little too speciality for me. This homemade Amaretto version solves this problem! You can use any vodka that you want. I chose an organic brand – Prairie. See yesterday’s post for more information on that type. I’ve become a big fan.
I’m working on a whole series of DIY gifts for the holidays. This happens to be the first one. Next week is PIE WEEK, and I needed some amaretto for one recipe, so I had to let the cat out of the bag a little early. It’s so simple and quick to make.
If you don’t have any coconut sugar on hand, you can substitute brown sugar in this 15 Minute Homemade Amaretto recipe. I don’t like to use the processed sugars as much, so try to avoid them if you can. Your body will thank you later.
15 Minute Homemade AmarettoCourse: Uncategorized
- Lightly adapted from Bella Limento
1 1/2 c. water
1 c. coconut sugar
2 T. almond extract
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 c. vodka, like Prairie
A sprinkle of cinnamon
- On a stop top, heat the water, sugar, and cinnamon over medium-high heat. You want to dissolve all of the sugar completely. Heat and reduce for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let it cool for 10 minutes.
- In the meantime, in a heat-safe bowl, combine the vodka, vanilla, and almond. When the water/sugar mixture is somewhat cooled, pour it into this bowl and stir.
- Once it was really cool, I poured mine into a Nalgene bottle to measure it. This recipe makes about 30 ounces of amaretto.
- I recycled some of these organic salad dressing bottles from Target and stripped the labels off of them. Once cleaned, you can add your own labels and tags to them – they’re the perfect size! This 15 Minute Homemade Amaretto recipe fills about three of them.
Enjoy gifting this amaretto; it’s great for both drinking and baking 🙂