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Saturday, August 01, 2009

Apricot Cocktail

Refreshing Beverage of the Week
It's summer in Santa Fe, and if we haven’t lost them all to a late frost, it's apricot season. So I thought I would do a classic apricot cocktail. Mom, this is a good one for you! It seems among fruit-based brandies, apricot brandy is one of the most versatile ingredients. It happily combines with a variety of juices and spirits.

Ingredients
1 1/2 ounces apricot brandy
3/4 ounce fresh orange juice
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
1 ounce vodka
Maraschino cherry (optional)

Procedure
Shake the brandy, orange juice, lemon juice, and Vodka well with ice; then strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry, if desired. Or even better, a slice of fresh apricot.