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Old 12-14-2005, 10:07 AM   #1
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Substituting amaretto liqueur

Where can I find amaretto liqueur? And are there any substitutes for it? Thanks in advance for your help.

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Old 12-14-2005, 10:10 AM   #2
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You can find it in any liquor store. As for substitutions, what are you using it for?
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Old 12-14-2005, 10:10 AM   #3
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Amaretto is a common liquor found in any liquor store. It has an almond flavor to it. I suppose you could substitute it with almond extract and dark rum perhaps.
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I found this at www.foodsubs.com

amaretto Notes: This is a brandy-based liqueur that's flavored with almonds and apricot pits. It complements chocolate, coffee, and fruit especially well. Substitutes: almond liqueur OR almond extract (use 1/8-1/4 as much) OR hazelnut liqueur
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For a lot of these types of substitutions - you can also check the places that sell the syrups/flavorings that the coffee places use. I know they have hazelnut at the coffee shop downstairs at the office - When they open back up at lunch I'll look to see if they have an amaretto.

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For a lot of these types of substitutions - you can also check the places that sell the syrups/flavorings that the coffee places use. I know they have hazelnut at the coffee shop downstairs at the office - When they open back up at lunch I'll look to see if they have an amaretto.

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Yes, they do indeed. I am sure you can get it at places like Starbucks or Borders. If you use the syrup just make sure to modify the amount of sugar, as the stuff is very sweet... otherwise I am with Home Chef, almond extract + drop of rum.
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Thanks guys. I didn't want to make the big expense of buying a bottle of amaretto so I substituted it with almond extract. It was to make almond cookies.
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Old 12-14-2005, 09:48 PM   #8
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For future reference, you can find lots of different liquors in very small bottles called nips (at least that's what we call them around here). They hold just enough for one drink. Perfect for recipes and for trying stuff you never hade before.
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