Enough fruit to somewhat fill a gallon jar, (cherries, apricots, crabapples, etc.).
Place fruit, any kind, into glass jar -- pits and all, just cut off the yucky parts.
Add sugar and vodka.
Set on your kitchen counter and flip it every day for three months. (If you put it away you'll forget about it!)
The first few days I place the jar into a bucket in case my lid leaks, that way I can pour it back in and go hunt for a new lid. I put a sticker on it indicating the date it will be ready and "Up on even" if I happen to start it on an even day, you wouldn't believe how many times I've thought to myself "did I turn the brandy today?")
In three months strain it through cheesecloth or a clean dishcloth or what have you, if you want it even clearer then strain it again through a paper coffee filter.
Bottle it and wowee it's delicious! I do up a nice label on my computer and bottle it into smaller than micky bottles to tuck into my Christmas baskets.