Apricot Cocktail

from The Craft of the Cocktail

  • 1 ounce Gin
  • 1 ounce Apricot Liqueur
  • 1 ounce Orange Juice
  • .5 ounce Lemon Juice
  • Cherry (Garnish)
  • Flamed Orange Peel (Garnish)

Shake the ingredients well with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a cherry and flamed orange peel.

I started playing with the recipe for a Bermuda Rose (gin, apricot, lime, and grenadine) and came up with my two apricot cocktails. Later I came across the Bermuda Cocktail (gin, Vermouth (Dry), lime, grenadine, and curaƧao) and the Bermuda Highball (gin, brandy, Vermouth (Dry), and ginger ale). See also the Douglas Fairbanks for something similar; I guess he got jealous when Mary Pickford got her cocktail, so the Cuban bartenders named one after him, too. These two apricot cocktails are a good match for either sushi or tapas. When ripe mangos are available, muddle two or three pieces in the mixing glass before shaking the drinks. Strain out the muddled fruit.