1 lb. fresh apricots, pitted and quartered

12 cup sugar, plus more to taste

13 cup medium or long grained rice

12 tsp. vanilla


In a small saucepan over medium heat, stir the apricots and 12 cup sugar until the apricots are soft and a bubbling sauce has formed. Remove from heat and let cool.

Meanwhile, soak the rice in 1 cup of water until the apricots have cooled completely, then strain the rice. Transfer the rice and fruit mixture to a blender and blend with 3 cups of water water and the vanilla. Strain mixture through a wet cheesecloth into a large serving pitcher, then mix in another 2 cups of water. Taste, and add more sugar if desired. Chill completely, and serve over ice.


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