Rating: 4.8 stars
318 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 272
  • 4 star values: 35
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3

This is really right on for Amaretto!! It's hard to tell it from the real thing!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
30 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
12
Yield:
3 cups
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine water and sugars in a saucepan over medium heat. Heat until the mixture is boiling, and all of the sugar is dissolved. Remove the pan from the heat and let the mixture cool for 10 minutes.

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  • Stir vodka, almond extract and vanilla extract into the mixture. Store in a sealed bottle.

Nutrition Facts

198 calories; protein 0g; carbohydrates 25.7g; fat 0.1g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 3.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (319)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2006
I like Amaretto, but am a bit of a snob when it comes to the brand, I don't think anything is worth drinking unless it is the Disaronno, and I can honestly say, this recipe is so very close to Disaronno that I will make this rather than spend on the real thing now. Thank you so much for this great recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
Not quite as thick as store bought but with a good flavor. Better for recipes than for sipping maybe. Read More
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318 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 272
  • 4 star values: 35
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2006
I like Amaretto, but am a bit of a snob when it comes to the brand, I don't think anything is worth drinking unless it is the Disaronno, and I can honestly say, this recipe is so very close to Disaronno that I will make this rather than spend on the real thing now. Thank you so much for this great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2010
I figured the best way to compare is to do a side by side comparison :) I followed the recipe exactly and used dark brown sugar. Two shots side by side the color was slightly different but I'm thinking it's just my brand of dark brown sugar. The scent of both was pretty dead on but Disarono has a slight rubbing alchohol leftover scent towards the end. Finally the taste test, the Disaronno had a slightly stronger and sharper aftertaste. This amaretto had a smoother, fuller, and a tad bit sweeter taste to it. Surprisingly I'd have to say I like this amaretto more than Disaronno. Give it a try. It's worth the effort and ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This really is very good. I love to make a drink called blueberry tea but it can get pricey. This recipe lowered that bill. Brew an earl grey tea bag, add 1 ounce amaretto, 1 ounce Grand Marnier, and a twist of orange. Now I just need a recipe for Grand Marnier. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
I changed this recipe up just a bit to make it a little thicker and not as potent. I did everything the same except instead of 2 cups of vodka I used 2/3 cup of absolute vodka. I slowly poured the sugar mixture into the vodka til it tasted just right. Very good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2004
Who knew it could be this easy to make delicious amaretto?? I will never buy commercial amaretto again. I even used the cheapest of vodkas, and this turned out wonderfully. I intend to give it as gifts! Thanks for posting such a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
Not quite as thick as store bought but with a good flavor. Better for recipes than for sipping maybe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2005
Very tasty! I let the sugar-water mixture boil for 2 minutes to thicken it up a little bit more. It was very easy to make and although it still wasn't as thick as the "real stuff" nobody complained...they were too busy drinking! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2003
Incredible! So much like the real thing! It's easy enough that I was able to whip up a batch in no time for unexpected company. It works great in recipies too! It's so much less expensive than spending at least 15 for a small bottle of Amaretto and my old Italian family couldn't even tell it was homemade! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2010
Amazing! I gave it away to some friends who always drink Disaronno & they couldn't tell the difference. They drink it with sprite or 7-up and it's great! Now that I've tried it, I wish I hadn't given it all away. Two tips 1. use DARK brown sugar 2. make sure the simple syrup is not hot before adding your liquor or the vodka will evaporate (10 minutes wasn't long enough for mine to cool down). I experimented & used cheap vodka & I didn't like it at all! I really didn't think it would make too much of a difference but it did. I store it in the fridge and shake well before serving. Great find! Thanks! Read More
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