- 8 ounces (about 12/3 cups) dried apricots, quartered
- 2 cups water
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 cups vodka
- 1 cup brandy
- 1 2-inch cinnamon stick
- In a heavy medium-size saucepan, simmer the apricots in water for 15 to 20
minutes or until liquid becomes a fairly thick syrup.
- Remove from heat and add
all remaining ingredients. Pour into a non-aluminum container; cover and
- Place in a cool, dark location for 3 weeks, shaking occasionally to dissolve
- Using a fine sieve, strain off the fruit. Pour liquid into glass jar, bottle
or decanter. Reserve fruit. Makes 3 to 4 cups. Serve with your favorite Coffee!
Caution - Homemade coffees, wines and liqueurs do not have the shelf
life of commercial brands! In many instances the use of extracts
is preffered instead of cooking and breaking down fruits - to expedite
the ageing process and prevent acidity or fruit sedimentation (this
also sometimes prevents the natural flavours to permeate the liqueur)!
Sugars, coffee, chocolates, and fruits added with water can introduce
contaminants to liqueurs so refrigerate upon opening, serve and
enjoy as soon as possible!
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