Ingredients: 1 cup light brown sugar, 1 vanilla bean, 3 1/2 cups cheap vodka, 4 tbsps (or 2 oz) almond extract. Combine the sugar with 1/2 cup water and heat until dissolved; let cool. Splice the vanilla bean and put into a quart bottle along with syrup, vodka, and almond extract. Shake to combine. Can be drunk right away but flavors improves over time.
Source: The Homemade Pantry by Alana Chernila
Y’all know I love my amaretto, but that shit’s expensive (okay, maybe like $20 a bottle. Still). So I jumped at the chance to make my own.
The homemade version is definitely less sweet and more almond-y. I like it! But the big question is, is it cheaper? Well, I had all the ingredients on hand except for the vodka, which I paid about $7 for, so in this instance, yes. But if I had bought all the ingredients I think it would still come out to around $20 a bottle. Which makes Disaronno look like a bargain, quite frankly.