I remember being little, and occassionally my mom buying me an apricot from the store. They were so delicate and beautiful, so much so, I often didn't want to eat it, but just look at it instead. When I finally came around to eating it, the flavour was always juicy and perfumed. And that memory has stuck with me.
Those apricot memories are the inspiration for the Apricot Cosmo.
Every Cosmo needs vodka, and this time I am using 58 Distillery British Wheat Vodka. Distilled just in East London, this is an exceptionally creamy vodka which adds a lovely round texture.
Next are two integral parts of a Cosmo. Our Whole Lime Cordial along with Organic 100% Cranberry juice; none of that sugar loaded cranberry drink, this is dry, mouth-puckeringly tart cranberry juice.
Giffard Orange Curacao for an intense whack of orange that adds a layer to the cosmo.
And most importantly, pure apricot nectar. This is a dry cocktail, tart and refreshing like the original.
A perfect Cosmo for when the days are warmer, the sun is up later, and everything is green.
FLAVOUR: Fruity, tart, sharp & bright.
SIZE: 125 ml
ALLERGENS: None known
Pop the bag in the freezer ½ hour. Shakey shake (no ice) and pour into a chilled martini glass with a large ice cube. Garnish with an orange twist or apricot slice.
Pour the room temperature cocktail over some tiny cloudy ice you have in that ice tray that came with your freezer. But seriously, for optimum enjoyment use more ice than you think is necessary.
This drink might go slushy in the freezer. Just leave it out a minute or two before pouring.