Homemade Amaretto Extract Liqueur

 Make the best-tasting Amaretto you’ve ever had…. And save money too!

Ingredients:

1 cup brown sugar (whitc sugar can be used in a pinch)
1 cup water
3/4 tsp All Star Extracts brand Amaretto Extract
3 cups vodka (100 proof)

  • Combine sugar and water in medium heavy saucepan over medium high heat.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  • Lower heat and simmer 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and cool thoroughly.
  • Stir in Amaretto extract and vodka.
  • Pour into a clean glass bottle with tight fitting lid and store in a cool, dry place.

Makes:  About 4.5 cups

Can be served immediately, but the alcohol and sugar will combine and get smoother over the next 2-3 weeks or so.

 

Variations:

Some people like their liqueurs a little less sweet. To compensate for the reduction in sugar, glycerine is added to give the liqueur the smoothness expected. Glycerine is a natural sugar that won’t affect the taste of your liqueuer.

Amaretto Light

Ingredients:

3/4 cup brown sugar (whitc sugar can be used in a pinch)
1 cup water
3/4 tsp All Star Extracts brand Amaretto Extract
1/2 teaspoon All Star Extracts brand natural Glycerine
3 cups vodka (100 proof)

  • Combine sugar and water in medium heavy saucepan over medium high heat.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  • Lower heat and simmer 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and cool thoroughly.
  • Stir in Amaretto extract, glycerine and vodka.
  • Pour into a clean glass bottle with tight fitting lid and store in a cool, dry place.

Makes:  About 4.5 cups

Can be served immediately, but the alcohol and sugar will combine and get smoother over the next 2-3 weeks or so.

NOTE: This recipe has been tested in our kitchen using our full-strength extracts. Substitute other extracts at your own peril!

Honey can be used in place of the sugar to give the liqueur extra body. Use flavored honey to make your own unique style of Amaretto Liqueur.

Honey Amaretto Light

Ingredients:

1 cup honey (any flavor)
1 cup water
3/4 tsp All Star Extracts brand Amaretto Extract
3 cups vodka (100 proof)

  • Combine honey and water in medium heavy saucepan over medium high heat.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  • Lower heat and simmer 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and cool thoroughly.
  • Stir in Amaretto extract and vodka.
  • Pour into a clean glass bottle with tight fitting lid and store in a cool, dry place.

Makes:  About 4.5 cups

NOTE: This recipe has been tested in our kitchen using our full-strength extracts. Substitute other extracts at your own peril!

Can be served immediately, but the alcohol and sugar will combine and get smoother over the next 2-3 weeks or so.