Apricots are one of the most versatile and delicious fruits out there. They’re sweet, tangy, and have a unique flavor that is hard to resist.
As a bartender, I’ve experimented with countless apricot-based cocktails over the years, and I can confidently say that they’re some of the most refreshing and satisfying drinks around.
Whether you’re looking for a sweet and fruity drink to enjoy on a hot summer day or a complex and sophisticated cocktail to impress your friends at a dinner party, there’s an apricot recipe out there that’s perfect for you.
From classic cocktails like the Apricot Sour and the Apricot Fizz to more modern creations like the Apricot-Ginger Smash and the Apricot-Grapefruit Margarita, there’s no shortage of delicious apricot drinks to choose from.
What I love most about apricot cocktails is their versatility. They can be paired with a wide range of spirits, from vodka and gin to whiskey and tequila, and they can be mixed with a variety of other ingredients to create a unique and flavorful drink.
Whether you prefer your cocktails sweet or sour, light or strong, there’s an apricot recipe out there that will suit your taste.
So if you’re looking for a new cocktail to add to your repertoire, why not try an apricot-based drink?
With so many delicious recipes to choose from, you’re sure to find one that you love.
1. Canadian Apricot
The Canadian Apricot is a delightful cocktail that's perfect for summer evenings. Made with bourbon, real maple syrup, and fresh apricots, this cocktail has a perfect balance of sweetness and tartness. The addition of bitters adds depth to the drink, while the basil garnish adds a refreshing herbal note.
What's great about this cocktail is that it's not too sweet, making it perfect for those who prefer their drinks less sugary. The use of natural sugars from the maple syrup and apricots also means that this cocktail is a healthier option than many other mixed drinks. If you're looking for a cocktail that's packed full of flavor and perfect for sipping on a warm evening, the Canadian Apricot is definitely worth trying.
2. Iced Apricot Bourbon Fizz
The Iced Apricot Bourbon Fizz is a refreshing and unique cocktail that is perfect for summertime sipping. Made with fresh muddled apricots, simple syrup, and elderflower liqueur, this drink is a great option for those who love bourbon but want something a little sweeter. The cocktail is strained before serving, ensuring that any large chunks of fruit are held back, leaving a smooth and flavorful drink.
The addition of St. Germain elderflower liqueur and a sugar-rimmed glass give this cocktail an extra touch of sweetness and elegance. Whether you're enjoying a single glass or making a pitcher for a group, the Iced Apricot Bourbon Fizz is a must-try cocktail that is sure to impress.
3. Apricot Margarita
The Apricot Margarita is a unique twist on the classic margarita recipe. Made with apricot juice, this cocktail is sweet and tangy, perfect for summer sipping. Using quality ingredients like reposado tequila, real orange liqueur, and fresh lime juice, the drink has layers of flavor.
Rimming the glass with a blend of salt and sugar adds a hint of sweetness. The Apricot Margarita is a delicious and refreshing cocktail that is sure to impress any margarita lover.
4. Katrina Van Tassel's Spiced Apricot Cocktail
If you're looking for a unique and flavorful apricot cocktail, look no further than Katrina Van Tassel's Spiced Apricot Cocktail. Inspired by the character from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, this cocktail combines sweet apricot with warm autumn spices for a truly enchanting flavor. The spiced simple syrup made with apricot nectar intensifies the apricot flavor, while the addition of gin and apricot brandy gives it a delightful kick.
A splash of lemon juice adds a balancing acidity to the sweet apricot flavor. Garnished with fresh flowers and a cinnamon stick, this cocktail is not only delicious but also visually stunning. If you're looking to impress your guests with a unique and flavorful cocktail, give Katrina Van Tassel's Spiced Apricot Cocktail a try.
5. The Jockey Club
The Jockey Club is a classic cocktail that has stood the test of time. This gin-based drink is infused with the nutty flavor of noyau liqueur, made from apricot kernels. The tangy lemon juice balances out the sweetness of the liqueur, making it a refreshing and well-rounded cocktail.
The Jockey Club is perfect for those who enjoy a strong and flavorful drink with a hint of sweetness. If you're looking for a unique and delicious apricot cocktail, The Jockey Club is definitely worth trying.
6. Riviera Rose Gin Cocktail
If you're looking for a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail that's perfect for any occasion, you should definitely try the Riviera Rose Gin Cocktail. This delightful drink features the smooth and lovely Hendrick's gin, which is complemented by the subtle flavors of cucumber and rose.
The addition of apricot brandy adds a tart and refreshing twist, while the pamplemousse provides a touch of sweetness. The cocktail is easy to make and can be adjusted to your liking. You can even add an egg white for a thick foam on top. Overall, the Riviera Rose Gin Cocktail is a must-try for anyone who loves a good cocktail.
7. Chai Me a River
"Chai Me a River" is a unique and flavorful Apricot Cocktail that is perfect for those who love a bit of weight and richness in their drinks. This cocktail infuses Signal Hill Canadian Whisky with Chai, Apricots, Raisins, Ginger, Honey, and Sweet Vermouth to create a complex and layered taste.
The addition of dried fruit and cinnamon stick adds depth to the cocktail, while the orange zest cuts through the richness of the drink. This cocktail is perfect for sipping at the end of a long day or for those who appreciate a well-crafted drink. If you're looking for a cocktail that is both unique and delicious, "Chai Me a River" is definitely worth a try.
8. Gin and Jam Cocktail
The Gin and Jam Cocktail is a simple yet delicious cocktail that is perfect for any celebration. With only three ingredients, this cocktail can be made quickly and easily. The combination of gin, fresh lemon juice, and jam creates a refreshing and sweet drink that can be enjoyed all year round.
The best part is that you can use any jam flavor you like, making it a versatile cocktail that can please everyone at your party. This cocktail is super popular at parties and can be made simply with just three ingredients and a shake. If you're looking for a quick and simple cocktail that is sure to impress your guests, the Gin and Jam Cocktail is definitely worth trying.
9. Flor De Jerez
Flor De Jerez is a tart and complex cocktail that is perfect for those who love a slightly intoxicating drink. The cocktail is a delightful blend of rum, sherry, apricot liqueur, lemon, bitters, and sugar.
It is not cloying at all and is a lovely little thing that you can sip on forever. The cocktail is a must-try for anyone who loves a good Apricot Cocktail. So, if you are looking for a delicious and refreshing drink, be sure to give Flor De Jerez a try.
10. St. Germain Spritz
The St. Germain Spritz is a refreshing and light cocktail that is perfect for a warm spring or summer evening. Made with St. Germain, Campari, and sparkling white wine, this cocktail is a simple but delicious combination of flavors. The French elderflower liqueur, St. Germain, adds a light and fresh flavor that pairs well with the bitterness of Campari and the bubbles of the sparkling wine.
This cocktail can be garnished with fresh mint leaves, apricot slices, and fresh cherries for an added touch of sweetness and color. If you're looking for a quick and easy cocktail that is sure to impress, the St. Germain Spritz is definitely worth a try.