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Apricot Sour Cocktail Recipe

Sep 21, 2018 | Post By Danny Mahoney
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The Whiskey Sour is one of the most popular and classic cocktails of all time, and “sour drinks” in general, have become a subset of cocktails in general. The Apricot Sour is one of the most popular sour drinks in the world, and has risen to that status steadily over the decades.

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There are many variations when it comes to the drink, so in essence, you can make it as simple or complex as you like.


  • 2 ounces of apricot brandy
  • 3 ounces of sour mix
  • Ice
  • Maraschino cherry (optional)


  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice.
  4. Garnish with the maraschino cherry, if preferred.


  • Cocktail shaker
  • Highball glass

It should be noted that the KIND of apricot brandy is of the utmost importance, as there are many different kinds on the market. For those who cannot find apricot brandies; apricot liqueurs are a respectable alternative, although, of course, it isn’t the same. For those who are more DIY when it comes to their cocktails, one can simply combine simple syrup and lemon juice for the sour mix. Of course, sour mixes are sold worldwide for those who simply want to purchase it. The apricot sour is a classic drink that definitely has all sorts of variations. There are some people that like to add triple sec and grenadine in order to spice things up, and other people also choose to add different fruit juices, such as orange juice, or apple juice, just to make the flavor a little more complex. For those who truly can’t get enough of apricot, apricot peels can serve as a great way to garnish the drink, in addition to the cherry. Regardless of however you like it, the apricot sour is a classic cocktail that can be enjoyed at any time. Drink up!



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Danny is a Melburnian liquor enthusiast and ex bartender turned web developer. Although an avid whiskey drinker he likes to practice the arts of cocktail making and mixing drinks. Danny believes there are always new concoctions just waiting to be explored and enjoyed.


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