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Old 08-27-2005, 07:28 AM   #1
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Romanian Apricot Brandy Recipe

Apricot brandyIngredients: 3 kgs ripe apricots
3 kgs sugar
1,5 l vodka


Directions: Choose small, ripe apricots. Wash and prick each one in several places with a thick pin. Place them in a 5-6 qt/5-6 l glass jar with large opening. Place a layer of apricots, a layer of sugar, alternating between the two and making sure the last layer is sugar. Pour the vodka, cover the opening with cellophane or parchment paper and keep in a sunny place for 3-4 weeks, shaking the jar every 2-3 days. After this time, keep the jar in a cool place. When serving, strain through cheese cloth. You can use the apricots as filling for cakes or you can boil them in water with sugar and serve as compote.
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Old 08-27-2005, 08:26 AM   #2
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Surely this would produce a apricot-flavoured vodka, not brandy?
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Old 08-27-2005, 09:52 AM   #3
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Ishbel, I think the fruit juice and sugar breaking down into a syrup would turn it into brandy.
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sure, you know it better than me.....
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Old 08-27-2005, 11:14 AM   #5
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Isn't Brandy is made from grapes, vodka from grain....?
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Old 08-27-2005, 11:39 AM   #6
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lol... would ya really care after the second glass??
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