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Homemade Amaretto Liqueur


Amaretto is one of those liqueurs that are essential in the bar and there are a lot of great commercial brands available, but it's also very easy to make your own. Homemade amaretto liqueur is made using four common kitchen ingredients, a little water and a vodka base and within an hour you can have your very own bottle of amaretto.

This is a great gift idea also, put it in a gift basket along with a few extras to create a few cocktails, and don't forget some almonds to munch on.

Makes 750 ml

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 cups vodka
  • 1/4 cup almond extract
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract


  • Bring the sugars and water to a boil in a saucepan until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Remove from the heat and allow the mix to cool.
  • Add the vodka and extracts, stirring until well mixed.
  • Pour through a funnel into a bottle and seal.

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