Make ya own liquor! Jacks best… Amaretto x

My mate scottish Jack swears by this recipe, and I have tasted it and boy is it good!

Trust me! Try it .. It works .. X

Home Made Amaretto

(Approx. 28.5% ABV)

Why go out and buy expensive Amaretto when you can make your own at a fraction of the cost?

I whipped up some liqueur a last year. It is really simple and better than or at least as good as the ‘Di Saronno’. There is no point in making small quantities. So here is my recipe for just less than 3.5 Ltr. Obviously if you want to finish with a smaller quantity pro-rating the ingredients.


750ml Water

750ml Granulated sugar

375ml Brown sugar

1.5ltr of vodka (cheap and tasteless, I used Imperial from Tesco)

6Tbsp (90ml) Almond extract

6Tsp (30ml) Vanilla extract


Combine water and sugars in a saucepan (remember this pan needs to hold 3.5ltr so probably you will need a 5ltr pan) over medium heat until boiling and all sugar is dissolved. (Be careful because boiling sugar can give you a serious burn).

Remove from heat and leave to cool for about 10 minutes

Add vodka almond and vanilla extracts. Make sure it is dissolved then pour into an airtight bottle. I used a demijohn with cork stopper.

Leave for a few months until the liqueur clears. Siphon into permanent bottles using paper towels as filters, changing them frequently. You will notice that there is an oily slick on the surface of the liqueur in the demijohn. Try to leave this slick behind, preventing it going into the permanent bottles. However I found that always some managed to escape hence the filters.

Leave for as long as you want to make sure that liqueur is perfectly clear.



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