Monday, December 22, 2008

Homemade Amaretto

I've been a busy little elf lately. Last night I finally got down to business and altered those little coke ornament bottles I've had in my stash.
First I removed the labels and the little ring that is left around the nexk of the bottle when the cap is removed. Then I went outside and spray painted all the lids a shiny gold. While they were drying I washed out all the bottles and then used a little bit of fingernail polish remover to take of the black manufacturing numbers on the side and neck of the bottle. When the bottles were clean and dry and I applied Chrismas rubons I had in my stash and then set about making the Amaretto.
I swear it tastes like the real thing...

In a saucepan over medium heat combine:
1 cup water
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
Heat until just boiling and until all the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Next add:
2 cups Vodka
2 tablespoons almond extract
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Stir well.

Fill your bottles with your homemade Amaretto. (One recipe above fills 2 bottles.) Add your gold lid and tie with a beautiful bow. Be sure to add a Homemade Amaretto tag!

I'll be giving these bottles to my friends and neighbors along with some Snickerdoodles and Nut Roll cookies.

If you aren't an Amaretto fan a quick search on the internet will turn up recipies for homemade Bailey's Irish Cream too!


Heather said...

Amaretto??!?!? You can make it at home??!??!! OK - if you were in Oklahoma, I'd make you my girlfriend!! What a WAY cool idea!!! Consider it stolen!!

Heather said...

PS - where'd you find the bottles?

Amy McCarty said...

Hi Heather!!

I found the bottles at Walmart.