Amaretto recipe needed

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Amaretto recipe needed

Post by Safegyde » Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:53 pm

Hello all! It has been a while on the board for me. I really love the new graphics and interface ease of use. Very up to date!

I am searching for a good fairly easy to follow amaretto recipe. I read that most people on here just use a flavoring agent in their neutral spirits, but I use a pot still with a thumper for my whiskey, so my spirits won't come out very neutral. I would prefer to do it from scratch with the almonds/apricots...whatever the hell it is that makes it so yummy.

Any help would be appreciated. Or even if someone has a link to it somewhere else. thanks.
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Re: Amaretto recipe needed

Post by big worm » Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:17 pm

i found knuckleheads recipe doing a search on it there are about three if memory serves me. an there all good.
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Re: Amaretto recipe needed

Post by mikeac » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:55 pm

This site has almost every Liqueur recipy I've ever wanted including this one:

http://www.guntheranderson.com/liqueurs/amarett0.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow
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Re: Amaretto recipe needed

Post by Safegyde » Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:16 pm

So is amaretto not like whiskey in the sense that the flavor is mostly carried over through the distillation process? Is it basically a mixed drink? :?:
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Re: Amaretto recipe needed

Post by Dnderhead » Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:17 pm

Seems that way and some is quite involved
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Re: Amaretto recipe needed

Post by mikeac » Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:24 pm

I believe basically, Ameretto is brandy(grape) infused with almond and apricot pits.... Could made really difficult, could be easy...
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Re: Amaretto recipe needed

Post by BillHoo » Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:40 pm

mikeac wrote:I believe basically, Ameretto is brandy(grape) infused with almond and apricot pits.... Could made really difficult, could be easy...
Although apricot pits have an almond-like flavor, they are not almonds. Peach and Apricot pits after their flavoring oils have been extracted contain quite a bit of cyanide:

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Re: Amaretto recipe needed

Post by Husker » Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:10 pm

When I have made amaretto in the past, I have used almond extract. I think it is safer, and more consistent than using apricot pits, which really CAN be dangerous. I know others who have used apricot pits, but not me. I am not about to use plastics, lead solder, etc to make my booze, so why should I risk infusing it with cyanide, which those pits DO have.

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Re: Amaretto recipe needed

Post by BillHoo » Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:54 pm

I remember hearing in the news shortly after 9/11 how a factory that took peach pits to make almond extract was missing a 55 gallon drum of cyanide that was a byproduct. I think they estimated this was enough to poison the water supply of a small town.

I don't think they ever found it.

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