5 Apricot Cocktails You Need To Try

Apricot might just be one of the most overlooked fruits when it comes to a cocktail - so we thought it about time we highlight some of the impressive cocktail recipes that feature this underutilised ingredient!

Spoiler - Apricot brandy features heavily so we suggest you invest in some!

Apricot Sour

This is a great twist on the classic dour, using Bols Apricot Brandy instead of whisky makes this a fruity and slightly herbal cocktail.

Ingredients:

Method:
Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain in a short drink glass over cubed ice. Garnish with apricot slices and mint.

 

Apricot Fizz

Another variation on a classic. This fruity, citric cocktail is a lot like the sour, but topped up with soda water. Adding Soda water brings the fizz and prolongs the enjoyment!

Ingredients:

Method: 

Pour the apricot brandy, lemon juice and sugar syrup into a class and top with soda.


Apriquiri

The Daiquiri has many variations, so we thought it was time to add an apricot spin!

Ingredients:

Method:

Shake all ingredients with ice. Fine strain into a pre-chilled glass.

Naked Lady

Even though the naming of this cocktail is a tad unusual this cocktail is perfectly balanced, we recommend drinking it as an aperitif!

Ingredients

  • 30 ml. Light rum
  • 30 ml. Sweet vermouth
  • 4 Dashes Bols Apricot Brandy
  • 4 Dashes Lemon Juice
  • 2 Dashes Grenadine Syrup

Method:

Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass.


Jammy Apricot Gin

If there’s something even better than jam and toast, it’s jam and gin, and this apricot gin cocktail proves it!

Ingredients

  • 30 ml of Gin
  • 2 Teaspoon of Apricot Jam
  • 30 ml of Passionfruit Juice
  • 10 ml of Lime Juice, Preferably Freshly Squeezed

Method:

  • Chill Glass
  • Fill Glass with ice
  • Spoon in the apricot jam on top of the ice
  • Top with gin and stir until the apricot jam has dissolved
  • Pour in the passionfruit and lime juice
  • Stir
  • Garnish with lime.