Apricots have a place at any bar, home bars too! In fact, the sweet, peachy fruit makes lovely cocktails, mainly when boosted with a splash of booze and fizzed up with some bubbly water.
Fruity cocktails are better suited for outdoor entertaining when Dry Martinis are just too dry, and Old Fashioned cocktails are, well, old-fashioned. This is where iced rosemary apricot cocktails come in.
The best part? You can make non-alcoholic versions of these colorful libations easy, and they’re just as good. Here’s what you need to know about the summeriest of cocktails, the iced rosemary apricot cocktail.
Apricots are underrated. They’re stone fruits, but they aren’t peaches — they’re smaller and tarter, but they’re still pleasingly sweet. Apricots have their own personality, and it translates very well into cocktails. Why make an iced rosemary apricot cocktail? Why not! If it’s warm and sunny outside, this is the drink for you and your loved ones.
Make a pitcher and enjoy the warm weather. Even if you make this cocktail in winter, you’ll feel warm and comfy. Mixing drinks is also fun and a lovely activity for groups of friends. Let everyone help out and make cocktails the main event; that’s what we call entertaining guests! Here’s what you need to craft this summer cocktail recipe. Scale the ingredients up or down to suit your needs!
The most critical ingredient in our iced rosemary apricot cocktail recipe is apricot nectar; we know it’s not easy to come by. The good news? You can substitute it with peach nectar — just make sure you use the good stuff. You can also puree a few fresh apricots and dilute it for an all-natural, homemade drink.
We’re using vodka for this cocktail, as it won’t mask the fruit flavors. For a warmer, more tropical drink, use rum, and for a southern feel, use Bourbon. The sky’s the limit!
Then we have the lemon juice to add brightness to the drink and sparkling water to keep things fizzy. As a garnish, there’s nothing like fresh apricot slices, and a rosemary sprig can really take your drink to the next level with color and the most enticing perfume. Don’t skip the rosemary!
In a pitcher filled with ice, add the vodka, apricot nectar and lemon juice. Stir to combine.
Top with sparkling water and stir gently.
To serve, pour into rocks glasses filled with fresh ice and garnished with apricot slices and a rosemary sprig.