When I was in college, my boyfriends dad used to make Apricot Brandy. I still think about sipping it during the summer sitting in their backyard, or in the winter by a fireplace.
So when I somehow ended up with bags of dried apricot. Maybe we should talk to each other before we go to the store ; ) I thought let’s see if I can make it. There really isn’t much of a recipe so here it goes.
I used about 1-1/2 pounds of dried apricots, in a large jar, I added a few tablespoons of apricot jam (no sugar added) that I had melted in the microwave. This just adds some pure apricot flavor. I also added a 1/4 of white sugar. DO NOT STIR! Pour in enough vodka to cover and close tightly.
That’s it. Let it sit for 8 -12 hours. I put it on a plate, because you are going to be turning it every 8 hours or so. when it is on its lid, you don’t want it to get it all over it if it leaks a smidge. Rotate every 8-12 hours for 8 days. On the second day, start giving the jar a shake to start blending the sugar and jam. Once it has incorporated you don’t need to shake.
After 8 days, strain the liquid and put in bottles or jars. Store in fridge for up to 2 weeks. Save your apricots in the fridge. I have a recipe coming for Boozy Jam.
I love this straight up or I’ve made a Apricot Bellini. Enjoy!!