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7 Must-Try Apricot Cocktails That Marry Deliciousness With Style

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If you thought that apricot cocktails were just pretty-looking drinks, and not a fusion of flavours and stories, brace for a surprise! We're blending Diageo's finest spirits with the fuzzy softness of apricots, adding a touch of geographical and historical trivia to some of these versatile concoctions. Whether as an afternoon pick-me-up or a sundowner, these drinks are meant to be a hit with guests or during a solo break.

The Apricot Walker

This is a drink where Johnnie Walker Black Label, a whisky steeped in history, meets the timelessness of apricots. This cocktail is a blend of enduring tradition and bold modernity, where the deep, earthy flavours of the whisky complement the bright notes of apricot. Sign up for a Scottish rendezvous under the Aegean sun by mixing 45 ml Johnnie Walker Black Label, 15 ml apricot puree, 10 ml lemon juice, and a teaspoon of honey.

Black & White Apricot Medley

Albeit with a fruity twist, this cocktail is a nod to the 1920s, when this whisky started becoming increasingly popular in the Western world. To bring this eclectic mix of old times and new adventures to your bar, combine 45 ml Black & White Scotch, 20 ml apricot nectar, and 15 ml lime juice. Shake well and strain into a highball glass over ice, then top with soda for a refreshing taste.

Smirnoff Apricot Fizz

Parties everywhere are incomplete without the staple Smirnoff Vodka. But this cocktail takes the playfulness up a notch, thanks to the goodness of apricots. It's simple, refreshing, and ideal for when you want to kick back and relax. In the spirit of Moscow's nightlife, where Smirnoff originated, stir together 45 ml Smirnoff Vodka, 15 ml apricot syrup, and top with sparkling water.

Talisker Apricot Cocktail

The full-bodied character of Talisker meets its unlikely friend, the mellow flavour of apricot. Each sip has something new to offer as the intensity of the whisky meets the light fragrance of apricot. For a taste of the shores of the Isle of Skye, where Talisker originated, mix 45 ml Talisker Whisky with 20 ml apricot liqueur and enjoy it in a chilled glass.

Captain Morgan Apricot Surprise

What can you expect from a rum that's named after a pirate (with papers)? Tons of adventure, of course. A nod to the Caribbean's trove of fruity flavours, with apricots packing a subtle punch of flavour, this cocktail is sure to find many fans. Whip up 45 ml Captain Morgan Rum, 20 ml apricot juice, and 10 ml simple syrup into a glass filled with crushed ice.

Cîroc Apricot Twist

For those who have a knack for the finer things in life but are not afraid to switch it up every once in a while, there’s something about the classic Cîroc that might just be for you. For a taste of French sophistication, with some apricot on the side, blend 45 ml Cîroc Vodka, 15 ml apricot brandy, and 10 ml lemon juice. Strain into a martini glass after shaking with some ice.

Singleton Apricot Special

There is nothing better than a drink that slows down time after a hectic day. The Singleton, known for its smooth flavour profile, pairs great with apricot in this concoction. Make this cocktail for your next stay-in. All you need is 45 ml Singleton Whisky, 15 ml apricot jam, and a splash of orange bitters, mixed together over ice.

As promised, these were seven apricot cocktails that are more than just drinks; they're tales from colourful places and thunderous oceans that have endured and found admirers throughout the globe. The best way to enjoy these is in moderation, with each sip treated as if it were a fine piece of art!


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