Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Apricot-Infused Vodka and Vodka-Infused Apricots

Last week I shared photos of the Blackberry Vodka I made for New Year's Eve.  Today, the Apricot Vodka I gave as Christmas gifts.  If you've never made fruit-infused vodka, you'll be surprised how simple it is to do.  Besides the Blackberry, I've shared two different homemade fruit vodkas on the blog - Nectarine Vodka and Limoncello.  I highly recommend both.  To make the Apricot Vodka, I started by putting dried apricots and vodka in a glass jar.  I put the jar in a cupboard and pulled it out a week later.  You can see the difference in color between Day 1 (left) and Day 8 (right).



I put a colander over a bowl to separate the apricots from the vodka.  I set the apricots aside, put a coffee filter in a funnel and poured the vodka into bottles.



I dressed up the bottles to give as gifts.  

 
 
The once-dried apricots had become plump and hydrated after a week in vodka.  I put them on parchment paper to dry overnight, then dipped them in chocolate.  


Delicious! 

8 comments:

  1. Oh wow! :) We made Skittles vodka for Josh's birthday last year. It was great to do shots, but also to mix with Sprite for a cocktail! :)

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  2. I've got to try this -- so fun!!! :) What flavor are you going to try next?!

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    1. Oranges. We're going to have another huge crop this year and I'm always looking for ways to use them.

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    2. ooooo.... I bet that will be so good!!! Please share it when you make it!! :)

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  3. WOW! Both the apricot-infused vodka and the vodka-infused apricots look delicious! I love how you dipped the apricots in chocolate, too. You always have the most creative ideas, even with food, Cindy! And thanks so much for visiting my blog!

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  4. I am thinking these BOTH would be delicious!

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