Apricot Whiskey Cocktail

A smooth apricot whiskey cocktail sweetened with apricots and agave nectar with a splash of ginger beer.

Apricot Whiskey Cocktail. A blend of pureed fresh apricots, whiskey, agave (or simple syrup), club soda and ginger beer.

When cruising the local farm stand I came across these gorgeous purple apricots. They are deep purple and super juicy. So naturally my first thought was to create a cocktail with these beauties. And I did! Creating a cocktail is the best part of the job. You can see for yourself  and drink along with me by following me on snapchat. Username: dailyappetite. Everyone needs an online drinking buddy and I am your gal. Plus it is a fun look into the behind the scenes of a food blog.

If you did see the creation of this cocktail on snapchat you know it took me a couple of tries. It actually started out as a shot with dark rum. After 2 shots that didn’t hit the yum spot I switched to a cocktail. I also switched to whiskey and jackpot! I was on to something.

To muddle or to pulverize the apricots? I tried muddling half of an apricot but it really wasn’t releasing enough flavor. Plus at the end of the drink you just have a sad piece  of beat up fruit at the bottom of your drink that is not even appealing to eat. I pulled out my food processor and threw the apricots in to create a smooth pulp. Once I stirred in the pulp it laced the whole drink giving it the full flavor I wanted from those gorgeous little apricots. Two apricots cut in half and pitted gave me enough pulp for 4 drinks.

 

Apricot Whiskey Cocktail

Apricot Whiskey Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe apricots for the apricot puree (directions follow)
  • 1 tablespoon apricot puree
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1.5 oz. whiskey
  • club soda
  • splash of ginger beer.

Instructions

    For the Apricot Puree
  1. Slice 2 apricots in half. Remove seed. Put them in the food processor and process to make a pulp. This will give you enough pulp to make 4 drinks depending on the size of the apricots.
  2. For the cocktail
  3. In a 8 oz. glass add apricot puree, agave, and whiskey. Stir.
  4. Add ice.
  5. Top off with club soda then add a splash of ginger beer and stir.
  6. Serve immediately.
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