Amaretto Simple Syrup

This syrup is used to coat each layer of the cake John Baricelli, manager of the prep kitchen at the television studio, made for Martha's birthday.

  • Yield: Makes about 1 1/2 cups


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Amaretto, to taste


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine water and sugar over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring, until sugar is dissolved. Stop stirring, and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and add Amaretto. Cool to room temperature.

Cook's Notes

Will keep, refrigerated in an airtight container, for up to 1 month.


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