- 1 gallon of white brandy or English gin
- 1/4 lb. of apricot kernels
- 1 pint of orange-flower water
- 1 1/2 lb. of white sugar
- 2 oz. of bitter almonds,
- 1 oz. of sweet almonds.
Blanch the almonds, put them with the kernels into a stone bottle, and the sugar also; pour the brandy or gin upon them; shake the bottle daily for a week, then add the orange-flower water. Leave it another week, then strain all through a jelly- bag, or filter through paper, and bottle off for use. The quantity of apricot kernels may be increased, and the almonds omitted, as they are much the best; but if apricot kernels cannot be had, then the quantity of almonds may be increased