Apricot And Wine Liqueur
|Sugar||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Sauvignon blanc/Other dry white wine||750 Milliliter (1 Bottle)|
|Apricots||2 Pound, quartered and pitted|
|Cinnamon stick||1 (3 Inch)|
|Vanilla bean||6 Inch, split lengthwise|
|Vodka||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
Combine sugar and wine in a large nonaluminum Dutch oven or stock-pot; stir well.
Cook wine mixture over medium-high heat 2 minutes or until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly (do not boil).
Add apricots, cinnamon stick, and vanilla bean; bring to a boil, and cook 30 seconds, stirring gently after 15 seconds.
Remove mixture from heat; gently stir in vodka.
Let cool completely.
Spoon mixture into a large bowl; cover loosely with cheesecloth or a towel, and refrigerate 4 days.
Drain apricot mixture through a fine sieve, reserving liqueur and marinated apricots.
Discard cinnamon stick and vanilla bean.
Pour liqueur into decorative bottles, and store in the refrigerator.
Spoon the marinated apricots into a bowl; cover and chill.