Learn How to Make Your Own Amaretto Liqueur

Homemade Amaretto Liqueur
All you need is four common ingredients, some vodka and water and you are on your way to making homemade amaretto. It's easy!. Cultura/Brett Stevens / Riser / Getty Images
  • 20 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: About 750 ml (16 servings)
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Amaretto is one of those liqueurs that are essential in the bar. There are a lot of great commercial brands available, but it's also very easy to make your own.

Homemade amaretto liqueur is made using four common kitchen ingredients, a little water and a vodka base. Within an hour, you can have your very own bottle of amaretto.

This is a great gift idea also, put it in a gift basket along with a few extras to create a selection of cocktails. Don't forget some almonds to munch on!

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 cups​ vodka
  • 1/4 cup almond extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract

How to Make It

  1. Bring the sugars and water to a boil in a saucepan until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Remove from the heat and allow the mix to cool.
  3. Add the vodka and extracts, stirring until well mixed.
  4. Pour through a funnel into a bottle and seal.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 263
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 5 mg
Carbohydrates 39 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 0 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)