*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                             Apricot Liqueur 1
 Recipe By     : Making Cordials & Liqueurs at Home, J.P. Farrell
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cordials & Liqueurs              Fourth
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/2  Lb            Dried Apricots
   16      Oz            Water
    2      Tsp           Powdered Sugar
   12      Oz            Vodka
    4      Oz            Brandy
    1 1/2  Tbsp          Sugar Syrup
 Boil the dried apricots in the water for several minutes; baste them with
 the water while cooking. When very little water is left, let the apricots
 cool andput them ina large jar with thepowdered sugar sprinkled over
 them.  add the vodka and brandy; shake well.  If the fruit is not
 completely covered by liquid, push it down with a spoon. If not
 completely covered yet, add a little more vodka until it is covered.  
 Close the jar tightly and let steep for two weeks. Pour off the liquid
 and mash the fruit in a bowl until as much as possible of the liquid is
 extracted from it.  The liquid that remains in the fruit is richer in
 flavor than that which is poured off. Combine the poured off liquid with
 that squeezed from the fruit; add the sugar syrup and strain through
 dampened cheesecloth a few times until any remaining fruit pulp is gone. 
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