The warmth of Apricot Liqueur extends to any cocktail in which it is used. The natural sweetness of the fruit is enhanced with a hint of almond and provides a delicious concoction to savor.
Inclusion in recipes is common with great liqueurs such as this and for good reason. It adds a superb flavor to a wide variety of recipes from BBQ sauces to cakes and puddings.
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup water
- 2 drieds apricot halves
- 1 tablespoon almond extract
- 1/2 cup pure grain alcohol and
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 bottle brandy
- 3 drops yellow food coloring
- 6 drops red food coloring
- 2 drops blue food coloring
- 1/2 teaspoon glycerine
- Combine sugar and 3/4 Cup water in small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer until all sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and cool.
- In aging container, combine apricot halves, almond extract, pure grain alcohol with the 1/2 Cup water, and brandy. Stir in cooled sugar syrup mixture. Cap and let age 2 days.
- Remove apricot halves. (Save apricot halves, as they may be used in cooking). Add food coloring and glycerine. Stir, recap, and continue aging for 1 to 2 months.
- Re-bottle as desired. Liqueur is ready to serve but will continue to improve with additional aging.