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Apricot-Whiskey Smash

Apricot-Whiskey Smash

Ingredients (7)

  • 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
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Nutritional Information
  • Calories271
  • Fat0.3g
  • Saturated fat0.02g
  • Trans fat
  • Carbs16.33g
  • Fiber1.63g
  • Sugar14.49g
  • Protein1.07g
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium7.43mg
  • Nutritional Analysis per serving (1 servings) Powered by

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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. Pair this seasonal drink with a seasonal snack—try it with our zucchini bread.

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 gallery.

Instructions

  1. 1Combine the apricots, mint, Cointreau, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker and muddle until the apricots are broken up but not pulverized.
  2. 2Squeeze 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.
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