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Apricot Schnapps

Apricot schnapps - based on fresh and fully ripe apricots and stones (pits) - is a very delicious schnapps. Sweet, fruity and flavourful. The colour is light to dark golden.

Serve with chicken and other poultry, ham, veal, lamb, desserts, ice creams, fruit and cream salads, cakes, pies, and cookies.

Or add it to marmalades, jams, jellies, cake fillings, whipped cream, fruit sauces, marinades, salsas, ice creams, sorbets - or any other dish where you would normally use apricot cider or juice.

Excellent as appetizer or after-dinner drink - or turned into a liqueur.

Apricot schnapps blends very well with...

Recipe

Apricot Tree with golden-red stone fruits (drupes).Apricot - Prunus armeniaca - (syn. Armeniaca vulgaris)

Use fresh, unblemished and fully ripe apricots. Organic if available. You can use any variety.

Direction:

  • Carefully rinse the apricots and let them dry in the shadow - on a piece of paper towel.

  • Cut the apricots in halves, remove the stones (pits) and slice the fruits.

  • Put apricots and stones in a clean glass jar with tight-fitting lid.

  • Cover with clear, unflavoured vodka - 40% alcohol content (80 proof).

  • Let steep for 4-5 weeks in a dark place at room temperature,
    18-20°C (64-68°F).

  • Shake lightly or stir with a wooden spoon and taste it from time to time.

  • Strain and filter your infusion into a clean glass bottle or jar with tight-fitting lid.

  • Store (age) for at least 1 month in a dark place at room temperature before serving.

Note: If for some reason you are not satisfied with your infusion, there are ways to adjust both taste and flavours - click here to see how.

Serve your apricot schnapps at room temperature in suitable glasses. And remember to keep your schnapps bottle tightly closed and in a dark place before and between servings.