Apricot Liqueur IV
Author: Chief Mixologist
Apricot liqueur with this recipe is relatively easy and the product mild. It is nonetheless packed with delicious flavor.
  • 1/2 pound dried apricots
  • 16 ounces water
  • 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 12 ounces vodka
  • 4 ounces brandy
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons sugar syrup
  1. Boil the dried apricots in the water for several minutes; baste them with the water while cooking.
  2. When very little water is left, let the apricots cool and put them in a large jar with the powdered sugar sprinkled over them.
  3. Add the vodka and brandy; shake well.
  4. If the fruit is not completely covered by liquid, push it down with a spoon.
  5. If not completely covered yet, add a little more vodka until it is covered.
  6. Close the jar tightly and let steep for two weeks.
  7. Pour off the liquid and mash the fruit in a bowl until as much as possible of the liquid is extracted from it.
  8. The liquid that remains in the fruit is richer in flavor than that which is poured off.
  9. Combine the poured off liquid with that squeezed from the fruit; add the sugar syrup and strain through dampened cheesecloth a few times until any remaining fruit pulp is gone.
Recipe by Epicurus.com Beverages at https://www.epicurus.com/beverages/apricot-liqueur-3/1044/