An exceptional liqueur from Mexico, with outstanding, sweet, rich and deep flavors.  This is the Mexican edition of Amaretto, but distinctly different and uniquely wonderful.  It is commonly called “Almendrado”.
Almond Tequila Liqueur

Almond Flavored Tequila Liqueur
 
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An exceptional liqueur from Mexico, with outstanding, sweet, rich and deep flavors.
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Recipe type: Liqueurs
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 1 bottle
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces unpeeled almonds dark roasted (see note)
  • 1/2 vanilla bean split
  • 1 stick cinnamon 3 inches
  • 1 bottle gold tequila
  • 2 Tablespoons Spicy Piloncillo Syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure almond extract
Instructions
  1. Place nuts on baking sheet in 325-degree preheated oven and toast until dark brown, turning occasionally. When done, remove from pan to prevent overcooking.
  2. Coarsely chop nuts. Place in jar along with the vanilla bean and cinnamon stick. Cover with tequila and steep for 2 weeks in cool, dark place, shaking gently occasionally (a murky sediment is natural). Strain several times through paper coffee filters. Add syrup and almond extract in small increments, tasting after each addition, until satisfied with flavor.
  3. Pour into sterilized dark-colored jar: allow to set for 2 weeks, adding more syrup if needed.
Notes
Pour into pretty decorative jars for gifts. Serve either poured into hot coffee or served over ice in brandy snifters with a twist of lemon .

Nutritional analysis per ounce: 106 calories, 4 grams fat, 3 grams carbohydrates, 0 cholesterol, 1 milligram sodium, 35 percent of calories from fat.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ounce Calories: 106 Fat: 4g Carbohydrates: 3g

 

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