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.