Apricot Vanilla Vodka

This recipe makes a great, home made, flavored vodka. Tastes awesome out of the freezer, or with a splash of tonic, or club soda, or even with some Orange Juice. Needs to sit in the fridge about a week for the full flavor to permeate. Cooking time does not include 'resting' in the fridge.

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3/4 lb dried apricots
2 vanilla beans

Place the dried apricots in a saucepan with just enough water to cover. Bring to boil and immediately turn off. Allow to soak until soft about 15 minutes.

In a large glass jar (don't use plastic or metal) place the apricots, any remaining liquid, the vanilla beans and the vodka. Give it a good stir and place in the fridge. Allow to rest in the fridge about a week, stirring or gently shaking on occasion.

You can either strain at this point and decant or, if you use a 'sun tea' type of jar with a spiggot at the bottom you can just pour directly from the jar.

32 servings