Amaretto Liqueur Recipe

Amaretto liqueur is a sweet and almond-flavored Italian liqueur. It is made from apricot pits or almonds, which are soaked in alcohol and then sweetened with sugar. The result is a rich and velvety liqueur with a distinct nutty flavor. Amaretto liqueur is often enjoyed on its own as a digestif or used as an ingredient in various cocktails and desserts.

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Ingredients for Amaretto Liqueur Recipe

  • 1 cup Crushed Apricot Pits Or Almonds
  • 2 cup Alcohol
  • 1 cup Sugar Syrup
  • as needed Optional: Vanilla Extract Or Almond Extract For Added Flavor

Directions: Amaretto Liqueur Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.To make amaretto liqueur at home, start by crushing apricot pits or almonds and placing them in a jar.
  • STEP 2.Pour alcohol, such as vodka or brandy, over the crushed pits or almonds and seal the jar tightly.
  • STEP 3.Let the mixture steep for at least two weeks, shaking the jar occasionally to infuse the flavors.
  • STEP 4.After the steeping period, strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth to remove any solids.
  • STEP 5.Add sugar syrup to the strained liquid, adjusting the sweetness to your preference.
  • STEP 6.Bottle the liqueur and let it age for a few more weeks to allow the flavors to meld together.
  • STEP 7.Serve the amaretto liqueur on its own over ice, or use it in cocktails and desserts for a delightful almond twist.

Cooking Tips

  • Be cautious when handling apricot pits, as they contain cyanide compounds. Crush them carefully and avoid ingesting them.
  • You can experiment with different types of alcohol for the base, such as rum or whiskey, to create unique variations of amaretto liqueur.
  • Store the homemade amaretto liqueur in a cool, dark place to preserve its flavor and quality.

Storage and Serving

  • Store the amaretto liqueur in a tightly sealed bottle or jar in a cool, dark place.
  • Serve it chilled over ice or use it as an ingredient in cocktails like Amaretto Sour or desserts like tiramisu.
  • The liqueur has a long shelf life and can be enjoyed for several months if stored properly.
Nutrition
value
260
calories per serving
8 g Fat3 g Protein2 g Carbs2 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    8g
  • Protein
    3g
  • Carbs
    2g
  • Fiber
    2g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    2g
  • Protein
    3g
  • Fiber
    2g

Fats

  • Fat
    8g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    31mg
  • Iron
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin A
    0mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    5mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin E
    4mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    47mg
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
    77mg
  • Selenium
    < 1mcg
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp