On Line Cookbook

Almond Liqueur

Recipe Information
William Bohannon

Serves/Makes:750 ml

  • 1 pint vodka
  • 1 oz (28 grm) almond extract
  • 3 cups (700 ml) sugar
  • water
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml). lemon juice
  • In a saucepan over low heat combine the sugar, lemon and 1/4 cup (60 ml) water.
  • Cook slowly to a dark brown caramel syrup.
  • Cool till warm but not hard.
  • Add 1 cup (225 ml) of water and liquify under low heat.
  • Pour into a bowl.
  • Add the vodka and almond extract when cooled slightly.
  • Pour into clean bottle.
  • Make up any volume with plain water or more vodka.
Making caramel can be tricky. Try a little brown sugar mixed in for a really dark color. Premade Amaretto concentrates are available at winemaking and home brewing supply stores.