This Homemade Amaretto is a deliciously sweet liquor is perfect for gift giving. Made with just 4 simple ingredients, this liquor tastes so much better than store bought and so easy to make!
I'm almost embarrassed to ask....but are you a Bachelor fan?? I must admit - it has become a guilty pleasure of ours over the past several years - and as much as I can't stand the idea of it, I'm kinda hooked on the show! In that I look forward to it every Monday and love having friends over to watch it. (Not that I need the company, since Jorden is hooked, too.....!)
The biggest appeal is that it's a nice little escape from reality. A chance to sit back and relax and watch people look for love....in all the strangest ways. I always get a kick out of certain things - the fact that the "real life" dates are nothing like real life at all, the way people always seem to be convinced that the Bachelor or Bachelorette made a mistake by letting them go, and the fact that they're then convinced they will never find love. And I always cringe at other things - namely, the way people introduce themselves out of the limo (yikes)!
As for the rest of the show, it's pretty much just sheer entertainment. Sure, there's a lot of eye rolling and head hanging and funny commentary going on in our living room while we watch it.....but there's no place we'd rather be on Monday nights.And.....it's a great time to try out a new drink, too! Like this Homemade Amaretto. It's simple and sweet and so delicious.....and makes for a delicious Bachelor-watching cocktail. Because it you're going to watch it, you might as well go all in.....you know what I mean?
Okay - so Bachelor - yay or nay? And if not Bachelor, what is your guilty pleasure TV show? (I'm always looking for a new one - ha!) Can I get a cheers?
- 1 c. water
- ¾ c. sugar
- 1 c. brandy
- 1 c. vodka
- 1 ½ - 2 Tbsp. almond extract
Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan; bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.
Add brandy, vodka, and almond extract.
Cool; store in airtight container.
Another one of my favorite cocktails is my Strawberry Coconut Bellini. This also makes a great Bachelor watching cocktail!