When old man winter bears down on your doorstep, and its
almost too cold to fish, this is the tonic I recommend to restore your spirits.
I love the way good quality amaretto makes a cup of chicory
coffee taste. After a hard day on the water there is nothing that warms me
Also, if you are looking for a great Christmas gift, Auntie
Jean mixes this every year and bottles it in beautiful wedge wood blue bottles.
Everyone wants to be on her Christmas list!
If you have an extra couple of hours, try this recipe.
Just be sure to let the mixture cool before you drop in the vodka. If you
don't the alcohol will evaporate and you will have made a virgin amaretto.
* 1 lemon
* 3 c. sugar
* 2 c. water
* 3 c. vodka
* 3 tbsp. brandy
* 2 tbsp. almond extract
* 2 tsp. vanilla extract
* 1 tsp. chocolate extract
Peel lemon, leaving inner white skin on fruit. Cut rind into 2 x 1/r inch strips.
Reserve lemon pulp other uses. Combine lemons peel, sugar, and water in a
saucepan. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove
from heat, remove lemon peel and discard. Refrigerate. Stir in vodka and
remaining ingredients after the mixture has cooled. Store in an airtight container.