Apricot Toddy



  1. 1/3 cup finely chopped dried apricots
  2. 1/2 cup bourbon
  3. 2 tablespoons sugar
  4. 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  5. 1/2 cup apricot brandy


  1. In a small bowl, let the apricots soak in the bourbon for 2 hours.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the sugar, lemon juice, and 2 cups water, and bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Add the apricot mixture and the brandy, heat the mixture over moderate heat, stirring, until it is hot, and divide it among 4 heated mugs.