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!
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.
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.
If you prefer a pristinely clear liquid, strain in a fine-mesh sieve lined with a piece of cheesecloth before serving.