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Homemade Apricot Brandy Shots

July 15, 2014
8 Ratings
  • Serves 26
Author Notes

Vodka spiked with apricots, both dried and in the form of preserves, makes for a festive quaff. The recipe makes about 1¼ quarts (about 39 ounces) so you’ll need 1 or 2 airtight glass or thick acrylic bottles or pitchers (with lids). Allow at least two days for the flavors to infuse, then drink up!

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup apricot jam or preserves (apricot lekvar)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 1/2 cups vodka
  • 1 pound dried, pitted apricots
  1. Combine the apricot preserves and water in a medium saucepan and stir well to combine. Set over medium heat and cook until the mixture begins to bubble at the edges.
  2. Pour the vodka into 1 or more airtight containers (big enough to hold 39 ounces in total) with lids. Add the apricot mixture, and stir well. Add the dried apricots, cover, and refrigerate for at least 2 days.
  3. If you prefer a pristinely clear liquid, strain in a fine-mesh sieve lined with a piece of cheesecloth before serving.

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