Apricot Cocktail (Sweet)

Apricot Cocktail (Sweet)
(6 People)

Dilute a teaspoonful of apricot jam (1/2 teaspoon Bonne Maman Apricot Jam) in a glass of Abricotine (1 oz Vedrenne Liqueur de Abricot). Add a teaspoonful of Peach Bitters (1/2 teaspoon Fee’s Peach Bitters), slightly less than two glasses of Gin (2 oz Beefeater’s Gin) and 2 1/2 glasses of French Vermouth (2 1/2 oz French Vermouth). Place this mixture in a shaker and put it on the ice to cool (in the freezer). When quite cold pour in two or three glasses of crushed ice and shake well. Strain into cocktail glass.

The amounts in the parenthesis are for 2 relatively modern size drinks instead of 6 tiny 1930s era drinks.

More odd instructions, to be sure.  And everyone thinks pre-prohibition cocktails are easy! A pleasant enough result, however. The Sweet version of the Apricot cocktail is definitely an after dinner drink, but it nicely highlights the nutty flavor of the apricot liqueur.

This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the cocktails in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, Zed.

2 thoughts on “Apricot Cocktail (Sweet)

  1. Wow, when I first saw this post I thought maybe this was your entry for Raiders of the Lost Cocktail. I have to say, your quest to complete the Savoy rates among the very best things about the internet. Thanks again for all of the entertainment and enlightenment you’ve offered me through your posts.

  2. Kind of funny that these Apricot Cocktails came up this week, with the deadline for the Apricot Brandy Raiders of the Lost Cocktail coming up in a couple days. Reminds me, I should submit a recipe…

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