Fresh or dried, apricots add subtle stone-fruit flavor to cocktails, or try it splashed into a glass of iced tea.
2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups water
6 pitted and quartered fresh apricots (or substitute 6 oz. dried apricots)
Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add apricots and let simmer slowly, stirring occasionally, for 20-30 minutes. Strain into a clean jar and refrigerate 24 hours before using. Cover and keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.
J.R. Mocanu, Merchant, Madison, Wisconsin