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Apricot-Whiskey Smash Recipe

Apricot-Whiskey Smash
Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: | Makes: 1 drink

This not-too-sweet concoction flavored with apricots and herbs is a nice change of pace for Mojito or Julep fans. The fruit gives the drink a fair amount of body, but it’ll also help you sip slowly and enjoy the lackadaisical days of summer.

What to buy: Look for ripe apricots, to impart as much flavor as possible. If apricots aren’t looking good, you can substitute 1 peach or nectarine.

This recipe was featured as part of our Summer Fruit Cocktails recipe slideshow.

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 medium apricots, pitted and quartered
  • 3 medium fresh mint leaves
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 1/4 to 1/2 ounce Rich Simple Syrup (depending on how ripe the apricots are)
  • 1/8 medium lemon
  • 2 ounces rye whiskey
  • Ice
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Combine the apricots, mint, Cointreau, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker and muddle until the apricots are broken up but not pulverized.
  2. Squeeze the lemon into the shaker, add the whiskey, and fill three-quarters of the way with ice. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds, strain into an ice-filled rocks glass, and serve.