Homemade Apricot LiqueurFrom annieamie 5 years ago
How to make it
- For Recipe 1
- Mix sugar and dried apricots together and put into one-quart jar.
- Fill with vodka. Screw on lid.
- Shake and invert end-over-end each day for two weeks.
- Strain through cheesecloth or coffee filter into clean jar or pretty bottle.
- Apricot Liqueur, Recipe 2
- 2 1/2 cups – 16 oz. fresh apricots
- 1 1/2 cups – 10 oz. granulated sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 vanilla bean
- 1 1/4 cup – 14 oz. inexpensive vodka
- 1. Rinse, halve, and remove pits from apricots.
- 2. Put the fruit into a jar with a tight-fitting lid – but don’t close it yet.
- 3. Pour the sugar over the fruit.
- 4. Add the vanilla bean and the cinnamon stick.
- 5. Pour the vodka in.
- 6. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Stir once or twice a day till the sugar completely dissolves: it takes a little while.
- 7. Steep for 3 weeks.
- Note: try to steep the apricots in a jar that doesn’t leave much headroom. Any part of the fruit which is exposed to the air will start to turn brown. If necessary, fill the jar up with more fruit/sugar/vodka, about 1/3 of each. You don’t need to add another vanilla bean or cinnamon stick.
- 8. Filter the liqueur through cheesecloth. After two days, filter again. Give it another week and see if sediment is still falling; if so, filter again.
- When the liqueur is clear, funnel it into clean, dry bottles. Allow it to mellow at least a month before opening a bottle. Serve cold.
- **all credit for the second recipe and photo above goes to the Israeli Kitchen, Mimi54
The Cookannieamie Los Angeles, US
The Rating5 people
The second method is more time consuming, but you probably get better results. Thanks for sharing these unique recipes!juels in Clayton loved it
What could be easier than the first recipe? Great post.joe1155 in Munchen loved it
another great post.. five forkspeetabear in mid-hudson valley loved it