Amaretto Di Saronno
The most popular brand is Amaretto Di Saronno ("from Saronno"), an amber-red liqueur made from apricot stones, with a characteristic bittersweet almond taste, containing 28.0% ethanol (56 proof).
This is an excellent Amaretto recipe:
- 4 cups sugar
- 4 cups water
Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer until sugar is dissolved. Stir occasionally. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
- 4 cups spirit
- 4 cups brandy
- 1 bottle of almond extract
Bottle and let sit in a dark place for 2 to 3 months.