Apricot Brandy

READY IN: 192hrs
Recipe by Darlene Summers

My dad loved apricot brandy. He would have loved this recipe which I got from a community cookbook somewhere.

Top Review by Lanie-Wife

What a wonderful recipe...thanks so much for sharing! I have made this several times--always with fabulous results. I have also used dried cherries instead of apricots. The cherry brandy was good, but I like the taste of the apricots better. The end product is potent but sweet and slightly syrupy. The apricot taste is definitely there, and the finished product makes great gifts. I have friends who start asking about this brandy when Christmas draws near. The brandy is great alone or mixed with champagne, mimosas, sprite, etc. It also works well in a sauce for apricot bread pudding or with pork and savory dishes.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 lbs dried apricots
  • 1 quart vodka
  • 1 lb sugar


  1. Place ingredients (DO NOT MIX) in a 1/2 gallon flat topped glass jar.
  2. Turn jar twice a day for 8 days (allowing jar to sit on its top for half a day).
  3. Batch is ready.
  4. You may use the same apricots, more sugar, and vodka added to make another batch, but let second batch sit for 12 to 14 days.

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