#DOTW: Apricot Blossom

Nothing says summer quite like rum does. Mix it with a delicious fruit, and you’ve got yourself a perfect summer drink. Apricot isn’t used often enough in my opinion, so I’m glad I got to utilize it in this cocktail. I had a bit of a hard time finding the Apricot liquor, so I ended up ordering it on Amazon. If you do the same, please be sure to check the fl. oz., I ordered a tiny bottle by mistake! But hey, I only needed enough to make a couple of drinks, so it was more than enough….

What you’ll need:

  • 2 oz Appleton rum (or quality rum of your choice)
  • 2 oz brewed and chilled orange spice tea
  • 1 oz apricot liqueur
  • 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • mint leaves, chopped

Combine all ingredients in a martini shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a mint leaf.

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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