Apricot Brandy

Makes about 6 cups

Ingredients

4 cups granulated sugar
2 cups water
2 pounds dried apricots
2 fifths vodka

Method

  1. Bring the sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring often. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes or until the sugar is dissolved. Cool to room temperature. Place the apricots in 1 or 2 large decorative glass jars. Add the sugar syrup and vodka, stirring to blend. Cover tightly and store in a cool, dark place for at least 1 month, turning or shaking the jar every week.
  2. Before serving, strain the liquid. It may be stored at room temperature for up to 3 months. Refrigerate it for longer storage.