I've cut the overproof rum by a third from the original recipe to allow the other ingredients space to shine in this delicious Martini-like, dry and spirituous
Dry sparkling wine dilutes and adds pleasing biscuity notes to this apricot gin sour.
Stirred and spirit-forward and Manhattan / Brooklyn-like. Rye whiskey-based with aromatised wine complexity and apricot brandy adding flavoursome fruity
Medium-dry, herbal, fruity, refreshing and delightfully different. Best served as an aperitivo.
Slightly on the bitter side of bittersweet with gentian, jammy apricot and lemon juice over a tequila base.
Just as it says on the tin. Rich tropical and orchard fruit, but not overly sweet with balancing lemon citrus acidity, orange bitters and underlying gin
Bourbon and apricot are a well-established match, and everybody who drinks Manhattan's will recognise how well sweet vermouth and bitters work with bourbon.
Rich apricot and apple with a backbone of botanical gin. Balanced rather than dry or sweet. This drink looks better when stirred but the Harry Craddock's
This peaty-whisky-laced cocktail won't be to everybody's taste, but an Islay malt fan will most definitely approve.
A sweet creamy, fruity dessert style cocktail.
This drink breaks the golden rule - simple is beautiful. However, it's tasty and packs a punch.
A complex cocktail with apricot fruit to the forefront and underlying Fernet Branca bitterness.
A spiced apricot daiquiri. Lemongrass is the stand-out ingredient that makes this cocktail interesting.
Perfectly balanced sweet and sour apricot with faint red wine notes.
A Pineapple Daiquiri with apricot and almond shaken with coffee beans. With good ice and a brisk shake, you'll be surprised how much the coffee beans are
Gin, apricot and orange combine in this easy-drinking frothy topped cocktail.
A hardcore but sublime drink.
Apricot liqueur dominates this cocktail but dry vermouth, dry gin, lemon juice, and dilution save it from excessive sweetness.
An Irish whiskey-based, bittersweet aperitif cocktail that works equally well as a nightcap.
Cognac-laced apricot and orange. Mellow and easy drinking.
This dry, amber coloured, fruity cocktail carries a pisco punch.
The classic pineapple and coconut combo with a touch of rum funk and subdued apricot. Smashes are usually short drinks that include muddled mint. Strictly
Zesty, bittersweet and sweet 'n' sour, this Haystack will make you salivate – a tasty bittersweet & sour aperitivo. John didn't specify a garnish and
A bittersweet lemony aperitif cocktail which is also great on a sunny afternoon - indeed anytime you find yourself with a Sunny Disposition.
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