Beautiful amber color, delicate nutty flavor and slight sweetness are combined in this delicious Amaretto!

Homemade Amaretto recipe almonds

Homemade Amaretto (Almond) Liquor

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A great fall drink to enjoy next to a fireplace on a lazy Sunday evening! Almonds, coffee and holiday spices will create just the right mood for this time of year.
Servings Prep Time Passive Time
1ltr 15min 30days
Servings Prep Time
1ltr 15min
Passive Time
30days
Ingredients
Servings: ltr
Ingredients
Servings: ltr
Instructions
  1. Prepare all the required ingredients.Homemade Amaretto recipe ingredients
  2. Warm up a pan on medium heat and toast almonds for about 5 minutes, until well browned. 1 minute before you finish, add peppercorns and cloves. Set almonds aside to cool.Homemade Amaretto recipe almonds
  3. Crush coffee beans to make sure they give as much aroma and flavor as possible. Crush almonds as well. (You can use a ziplock bag and a rolling pin to do that.)
  4. Use a large jar to mix the following ingredients: vodka, apricot kernels, almonds, coffee beans, cloves, peppercorns, cinnamon stick and star anise. Place the jar in a dark, cool place for 2 weeks. Slightly shake the jar every other day.
  5. After 2 weeks, prepare a sugar syrup. Mix water, brown sugar and vanilla sugar in a sauce pan and warm it up on low to medium heat until all the sugar is dissolved. Do not boil! Add sugar syrup to the vodka mix and shake well. Leave for another 2 weeks and continue to shake every other day.
  6. When ready, use a cheesecloth to separate the liquid and aroma mix. Place amaretto in a fridge and let it cool down. Enjoy with nuts or candies on cold fall evenings! Homemade Amaretto recipe almonds
Recipe Notes

If this recipe is too strong for your taste, increase the amount of water in the sugar syrup.