1 cup Sugar 3/4 cup Water 2 each Dried apricot halves 1 tablespoon Almond extract 1/2 cup Pure grain alcohol 1 cup Brandy 3 drop Yellow food coloring 6 drop Red food coloring 2 drop Blue food coloring 1/2 teaspoon Glycerin
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Combine sugar and 3/4 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer until all sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and cool.
In an aging container, combine apricot halves, almond extract, grain alcohol with 1/2 cup water, and brandy. Stir in cooled sugar syrup mixture. Cap and let age for 2 days. Remove apricot halves.
Add food coloring and glycerin. Stir, recap and continue aging for 1 to 2 months. Liqueur is ready to serve but will continue to improve with additional aging.