Apr 30

Apricot liqueur

Mama needs a drink?

Have a look at this Apricot Liqueur recipe by @Serious Eats – the combination of fresh and dried apricots make it the perfect tangy addition to this great cocktail recipe.

  • YIELD: makes 1 1/2 cups
  • ACTIVE TIME:20 minutes
  • TOTAL TIME:7 days


  • 3/4 cup fresh apricots, pitted and diced
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened dried apricots, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups vodka
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup, plus more as desired (see note)

Special Equipment

quart jar, fine-mesh sieve, cheesecloth


  1. Place the fresh and dried apricots in a clean quart jar and pour in vodka. Fruit should be covered in liquid. Seal jar and set aside to infuse for a week at room temperature.
  2. After a week, strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to remove the fruit pieces, pressing gently to extract additional liquid. Then strain again through a chinois or a fine-mesh strainer lined with a triple layer of cheesecloth.
  3. In a clean quart jar combine the strained liquid with simple syrup. Stir to combine, taste, and add more simple syrup if desired. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.