over the holidays, my sister-in-law gifted homemade amaretto. that's right, i said it...homemade. i was in such awe and so impressed by this homemade concoction that i knew i had to try it for myself. up until that moment, i had no idea it was even possible to make your own liqueur. & now that i do, the possibilities are endless!
with the exception of the almond extract, i had everything i needed at home. yep. i have that much vodka on hand at all times. because, you just never know.i found and used this recipe from shutterbean. i only made a single batch- though if i had to do it again, i would most certainly double it, . it's not that we're big drinkers, but after bringing it to parties and serving it at an impromptu get-together, the amaretto was gone in a second. another modification i made was not staining the liquid through a coffee filter. instead, i cooked the sugar and water a bit longer than the recipe called for to help eliminate any residual sugar.
after the liquid cooled, i poured the amaretto into two salad dressing bottles we saved and waited about a week before consuming. i stored them in a cool, dark place before and after opening. for the next batch, i have every intention of using these labels before gifting. enjoy!