Recipe By Marjory
Published May 1st
Prep 30m Cook 30m Additional - Ready In 60m
Servings 3 cups Calories 198.2

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

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups vodka
  • 2 tablespoons almond extract
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 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.
  2. 2 Stir vodka, almond extract and vanilla extract into the mixture. Store in a sealed bottle.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 198.2
  • Carbohydrate 25.7 g
  • Fat 0.1 g
  • Sodium 3.7 mg
  • Sugar 25.6 g


  1. 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 - Read more ...
  2. 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 - Read more ...
  3. 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!
  4. 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!
  5. Not quite as thick as store bought but with a good flavor. Better for recipes than for sipping maybe.
  6. This was great with just one cup of vodka. Also I doubled the sugar water mixture and cooked it about five minutes more after it reached boiling stage. This made it more syrupy and just right for Amaretto.
  7. 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.
  8. 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 - Read more ...

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