I've been planning to buy apricot brandy/liqueuer so I could make a Penndennis Club cocktail and various other classics at home. I went to the liquor store today intending to buy R&W, but noticed Luxardo apricot liqueur was on sale for only $1.50 more. Having had good experiences with Luxardo products, I took a chance and went for it.
I will be cracking it open tonight, but have nothing to compare it to, having never had any apricot liqueur neat before, and having limited experience with it in mixed drinks. Has anyone tried it. How would you compare it to R&W or Marie Brizzard varieties? Is it so different that it will be giving me unauthentic results in classic cocktails, or does it match the flavor intended by a recipe that calls for apricot brandy?