My Christmas list consists mostly of children but I love to add the adults to the list too! I give specific homemade gifts that people now look forward to warms my heart. I know they are made with love and I know that they will be very much appreciates! One of those gifts is my homemade amaretto, it’s easy, cheap, and I could be creative with the packaging.
How To Brew Up Homemade Amaretto!
- 3 3/4 cups of water
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/5 vodka
- 1 oz. almond extract
- Combine water and sugars.
- Boil at a low simmering boil for 20 minutes (no longer).
- Let cool, add vodka and almond extract.
- Drink and enjoy.
You can pick up beautiful carved bottles with corks at Pier One or check online. Fill with amaretto, print out your tag with recipe and stick it to a piece of colored construction paper or recycled Christmas cards, punch a hole in it. Loop in raffia, tie, and you have a beautiful homemade gift for under $10.
How to make the recipe tags
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Pick out your image(s) and print them on pre-cut stickers (lg address labels) or on sticky paper.
Cut construction paper or use old Christmas Cards. Cut bigger than the recipe sticker and place recipe on one side of the paper. If you’re using Christmas cards be sure to place the sticker on the side without the photo. Use a whole punch slip through raffia or ribbon and tie around bottle.
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