National Apricot Day!

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The apricot, a relative of the plum and the peach, has been a food staple in many cultures for a very long time. This sweet, bright-colored fruit is packed full of beta-carotene, fiber, antioxidants like vitamin A and also makes for a tasty ingredient in cocktails! Check out some of our favorite recipes:

  • Apricot Fizz — this cocktail is light, refreshing and full of flavor with rum and cherry bitters.
  • The Bubbly Apricot — you can choose between champagne or sparkling wine to make this drink as fizzy as possible!
  • The Apricot Haunt — grab the Courvoisier for a cocktail that’s sweet with a bit of a lemon kick.
  • Apricot Stone Sour — a simple brandy cocktail with orange juice and sweet and sour mix. 
  • Oranje Firecracker — vodka and apricot nectar are the perfect pair in this cocktail
Looking for something to chew on? Check out this recipe for Brandied Apricots
Want to win a copy of our book DIY Cocktails? Leave a comment with your favorite apricot drink!


  1. by Kyle Godbey, January 10th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Apricot Haunt looks serious.

  2. by Marisa M., January 11th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Gin, apricot brandy and a dash of orange bitters is the best!

  3. by Karlena Garvock, January 12th, 2012 at 5:53 am

    Out of those, I’d probably go for the Apricot Fizz, but if I could pick any that involve apricot brandy, I’m quite partial to the Periodista. (Though I usually follow a recipe that omits the extra sugar.)

  4. by Pete Dirksen, January 12th, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    I would love to see an apricot drink with bourbon/rye……