You can replace the canned apricots with 12 fresh apricots. Apricots are in season in June. Can substitute the sparkling wine/Champagne for 2 (12-ounce) cans ginger ale or lemon-lime soda. From Southern Living, April 2005 on myrecipes.com
Process half each of apricot halves, apricot nectar, and sugar in a blender until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Repeat with remaining apricot halves, nectar, and sugar.
Serve over crushed ice with sparkling wine/Champagne or ginger ale/lemon-lime soda. Garnish, if desired. * Note: You can stir together the the apricot mixture and the sparking wine/Champagne/soda in a picture. Be sure and do this just before serving.