Christmas Spirit: Homemade Amaretto

Check it out!First, combine a cup of granulated sugar with a half cup of packed brown sugar in a saucepan. Add a cup of water and stir.
Bring to a boil.
Remove from heat and cool, then stir in vanilla and almond extracts.
Pour in 2 cups of inexpensive (read: cheap) vodka. I spent less then $4 for the bottle.
Now bottle it up…or in my case, “jar” it up. Ann used glass bottles that she had recycled by thoroughly cleaning, then she dressed them up with labels. Very pretty. They look totally gift-worthy. You can take a look at her work HERE. However, I went the moonshine route and poured mine into quart-sized canning jar. I am so classy! : )
While I’m more likely to use this in baking, I needed to do a taste test… for the sake of truth in reporting. So….CHEERS!
While I’m not a fan of vodka, the Amaretto was good. It was what it should be; sweet and almond-flavored. I’d totally stir this into a pound cake…or an Amaretto Sour. Homemade Amaretto Ingredients1 cup white sugar2 cups of inexpensive vodka1 cup water2 tablespoons almond extract1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)2 teaspoons vanilla extractInstructions for AmarettoCombine water, white sugar and brown sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Heat until boiling and all sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let mixture cool down for 10 – 20 minutes. Pour in vodka, almond and vanilla extracts. Mix well and store in a sealed glass bottle. _______________________________________________And now for one more recipe on this lovely Christmas Eve before I rush off to stuff a stocking…or 3.Recipe for a Merry ChristmasTo a cup of tradition, time-honored and dear,Add a generous portion of holiday cheer,Combine with the memories of Christmases past,Then sprinkle the mixture with joy unsurpassed.Add a dash or good spirits, stir fondly until…You set it to rise in the warmth of good will.

By Krista’s Kitchen.
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