Apricot Cocktail

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Serve in a

Coupe glass

Photographed in a

Bespoke Nick & Nora

Garnish:

Lemon zest twist

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

1 1/2 fl oz Hayman's London Dry Gin
1/2 fl oz Luxardo Apricot Albicocca Liqueur
1/2 fl oz Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1/6 fl oz Grenadine/pomegranate syrup
1 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
2 drop Saline solution 4:1 (20g sea salt to 80g water)
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Review:

This light scarlet classic cocktail combines gin, apricot and lemon juice. The aromatic bitters and lemon zest twist are essential to its balance.

History:

Adapted from a recipe in Stanley M. Jones' 1977 Jones' Complete Barguide.

APRICOT COCKTAIL
Cocktail Shake
½ oz lemon juice
¼ oz grenadine
1 oz gin
½ oz apricot flavored brandy
1 dash Angostura bitters

Stanley M. Jones, 1977

In his 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book, Harry Craddock also lists an "Apricot Cocktail" but this earlier version includes orange juice and omits grenadine.

APRICOT COCKTAIL.
¼ Lemon Juice.
¼ Orange Juice.
½ Apricot Brandy.
1 Dash Dry Gin.
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

Harry Craddock, 1930

Alcohol content:

  • 1.3 standard drinks
  • 23.26% alc./vol. (46.52° proof)
  • 18.7 grams of pure alcohol
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