Ok, I'll admit it. I'm starting to feel a little stressed. I try so hard to enjoy every detail of the holidays and in the process I end up driving myself crazy. Does that ever happen to you? I still have so much to do and I can feel the days wizzing by, getting closer and closer to the 25th. I need to chill. To de-stress. Should I take a hot bath? Go for a drive? How about make homemade amaretto? Bingo!
This recipe comes to us from Tracy at Shutterbean.com. As soon as I saw this I knew I had to make it. Amaretto is one liquor that I absolutely love. I couldn't believe how simple it was and truly took no time at all. Taste testing along the way was also interesting. I had a fine night sleep that night! Stress free! Thanks Tracy : )
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 cups vodka
2 tablespoons almond extract
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Combine water and sugars in a saucepan over medium heat. Heat until the mixture is boiling and all of the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let mixture cool for 30 minutes.
Stir vodka, almond extract, and vanilla extract into the mixture. Strain through a coffee filter for a clearer Amaretto and store in a sealed bottle. Makes 3 cups.
You can drink the Amaretto immediately, but you'll find it gets better with age.
I like to sip Amaretto straight, but it's also delicious stirred into coffee or hot chocolate. Put it in a pretty bottle and give it to a friend ~
PS - there is still time to enter my giveaway. Leave me a comment on my last post if you love cute Christmas-y things like me! : )
Bye for now!