I'm in the middle of Christmas cookie chaos and am covered in butter and sugar. Literally, I have batter on my sleeve and my socks stick to the floor. Also, I spilled a pan of easy turtles inside my oven and am avoiding cleaning it out. Luckily, other treats are coming out of the oven in one piece!
And, in the best of news, I'm break from grad school for the next two months. FFFRRREEEEEEEEEEEEDDDDOOOOMMMM!!! I feel light and stress free. Plus, the Whole 30 side affect of a low tolerance is over. It's wine time again. And old fashioned time. Clearly I was motivated to make my own alcohol.
For this month's Secret Recipe Club I visited the lovely Nichole from Cookaholic Wife. I, too, love the beach! There were so many great recipes to choose from, but when I saw a recipe for homemade amaretto, I was sold. My goal is to make all the booze possible, so with limoncello, whiskey, and Irish cream under my belt. This is well worth the effort and so tasty. Perfect for gifting or keeping for yourself!
Adapted from Cookaholic Wife
Yield - 14 ounces
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup quality vodka, I used Absolut
Add the water and both sugars to a small saucepan and heat until the mixture boils. Turn off the heat and let cool for 15-20 minutes.
Stir in the extracts and vodkas until well combined.
Pour into bottles and enjoy responsibly!