Amaretto Liqueur

Ingredients

cup Water
2 Dried apricot halves
1 tablespoon Almond extract
cup Water
1 cup Brandy
3 dshs Yellow food coloring
6 dshs Red food coloring
2 dshs Blue food coloring
teaspoon Glycerin

Preparation

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This recipie looks very similar to one found in: "Classic Liqueurs; The Art of Making and Cooking with Liqueurs" by Cheryl Long and Heather Kibbey.
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Combine sugar and 3/4 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer until all sugar is dissolved.
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Remove from heat and cool.
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In an aging container, combine apricot halves, almond extract, grain alcohol with 1/2 cup water, and brandy. Stir in cooled sugar syrup mixture.
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Cap and let age for 2 days. Remove apricot halves. (Save apricot halves, as they may be used for cooking). Add food coloring and glycerin. Stir, recap and continue aging for 1 to 2 months.
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Re-bottle as desired. Liqueur is ready to serve but will continue to improve with additional aging.
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Variation: For a more prominent 'bitter almond' flavor, add 4 apricot nuts,** split in half, to basic mixture. Leave in for 2 days to 2 weeks depending upon depth of flavor desired. Remove and discard apricot nuts.
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Continue as directed.
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**Note: Apricot 'nuts' come from within the apricot pit. You may split pits yourself or obtain them dried at a health food store.

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Yield:

1.0 servings

Added:

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 5:12pm

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