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Homemade amaretto with a homemade label and bakers twine tied to top.
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5 from 2 votes

Homemade Amaretto

The sweet almond flavor of this liqueur makes the perfect gift to share with those you love this holiday season. Homemade Amaretto can be used in a variety of cocktails as well as over many delicious seasonal treats like ice cream.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 3 Bottles
Calories: 1213kcal
Author: Aimee Mars


  • Small Funnel
  • 3 16-ounces Bottles with Lids
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • Medium Saucepan
  • Labels (if making for a gift)
  • Scissor
  • Bakers Twine


  • cups Water
  • cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 3 cups Vodka
  • 3 tablespoons Almond Extract
  • 2 tablespoons Vanilla Extract


  • Using a medium saucepan bring the water and both sugars to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir frequently and continue to cook until the sugar has completely dissolved, about 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and let cool for 15 minutes.
  • Once the mixture has cooled stir in the vodka, almond extract, and vanilla extract. Let finish cooling if still warm before bottling.
  • Place the funnel into the mouth of a bottle and pour the liqueur in leaving about 1 inch of space at the top. Secure the top and print, cut out, and apply the labels. Tie with baker's twine if using.


Storing: Keep the bottles stored in a cool dark place like the pantry or a cabinet.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 1213kcal | Carbohydrates: 157g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 105mg | Sugar: 156g | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg