Total Time
192hrs
Prep 192 hrs
Cook 0 mins

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

Ingredients Nutrition

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

Directions

  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.
Most Helpful

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.

Lanie-Wife December 29, 2008