Apple Brandy Cordial

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Judy-Jude

It's apple time! This is wonderful apple brandy. It's quick and easy. The longer it sits, the better. I just strain it through cheesecloth before serving, if it settles again. I have also used coffee filters for a fine strain, it just takes longer. I have some that is 8 years old and it is a beautiful amber color and very smooth.

Top Review by Suzy_Q

I was so exited to try this recipe and it turned out excellent! I let this sit for a month under the sink, shook it every few days and strained it into a decanter for Thanksgiving. I thought the apple theme would go great for the holiday and would be perfect for hot spiked cider. Boy was it ever! Easy and delicious. I think I'm going to make some more and give it away as Christmas gifts. Thank you!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. I remove the seeds because I think they make it bitter if left in the apple.
  2. I don't use top shelf brandy, I use a less expensive brandy but not the cheapest either, something in between.
  3. I use a glass gallon screw-top jar.
  4. Combine all ingredients and place cover on tightly-invert jar, I always place it in a large pan, just in case it might leak.
  5. (although, this has never happened) Let jar stand 24 hours, turn jar upright and let stand another 24 hours.
  6. Repeat process until sugar dissolves.
  7. Store in a dark, cool place 4-6 weeks.
  8. Strain through cheesecloth into decanter.
  9. Note: I always use very dark red sweet apples and I think that it is the dark red skin that gives the brandy a nice color.

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