Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 cup Granulated sugar

  2. 2 Dried apricot halves

  3. 1 tablespoon Almond extract

  4. cup Pure grain alcohol and cup Water

  5. 1 cup Brandy

  6. 3 drops Yellow food coloring

  7. 6 drops Red food coloring

  8. 2 drops Blue food coloring

  9. teaspoon Glycerin

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Combine sugar and ¾ cup water in a small saucepan.

  2. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer until all sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and cool.

  3. In an aging container, combine apricot halves, almond extract, grain alcohol with ½ cup water, and brandy.

  4. Stir in cooled sugar syrup mixture. Cap and let age for 2 days. Remove apricot halves. (Save apricot halves, as they may be used for cooking). Add food coloring and glycerin. Stir, recap and continue aging for 1 to 2 months.

  5. Re-bottle as desired. Liqueur is ready to serve but will continue to improve with additional aging.

  6. Variation: For a more prominent 'bitter almond' flavor, add 4 apricot nuts,** split in half, to basic mixture. Leave in for 2 days to 2 weeks depending upon depth of flavor desired. Remove and discard apricot nuts. Continue as directed.

  7. **Note: Apricot 'nuts' come from within the apricot pit. You may split pits yourself or obtain them dried at a health food store.


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