Amaretto Liqueur

Donna Graffagnino


This recipe is so "spot on" for store bought Amaretto it's hard to tell it from the real thing! Passed down from my Dad's sister, this makes a wonderful holiday gift.


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  • 2 c
  • 3 c
    white sugar
  • 1
    lemon rind
  • 3 c
  • 1 tsp
    chocolate extract
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3 tsp
    almond extract

How to Make Amaretto Liqueur


  1. Scrape as much pith from the rind that you can.
    In heavy saucepan, add sugar, water and lemon rind and bring to a boil, stirring often. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove lemon rind and discard.
  2. While hot, strain the simple syrup through a coffee filter and let it cool completely.
  3. Add vodka and extracts. Mix well and store in a well sealed bottle. Enjoy!
  4. Serve over ice cream or use to make your favorite coctail. This also makes a great homemade gift!

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About Amaretto Liqueur

Course/Dish: Cocktails
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free, Soy Free
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtags: #vodka, #amaretto, #liqueur

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