Apricot Blossom

Apricot Blossom
Apricot Blossom
This surprisingly balanced cocktail offers up layers of fruit, spice, and sweetness, with a hint of vanilla from the rum.RJ Mickelson

This surprisingly balanced cocktail offers up layers of fruit, spice, and sweetness, with a hint of vanilla from the rum. Use a medium-bodied rum like Appleton or Cruzan, so the subtler elements aren't overwhelmed.

Apricot Blossom
This surprisingly balanced cocktail offers up layers of fruit, spice, and sweetness, with a hint of vanilla from the rum. Use a medium-bodied rum like Appleton or Cruzan, so the subtler elements aren't overwhelmed.
Yield: makes 1 Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 4 mint leaves, plus one sprig for garnish
  • 14 oz. simple syrup
  • 1 12 oz. brewed orange spice tea (like Harney & Sons Orange Pekoe), chilled to room temperature
  • 1 oz. medium-bodied rum
  • 12 oz. apricot liqueur
  • 12 oz. lemon juice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle together the mint leaves and simple syrup so the mint releases its oils. Fill the shaker with ice, add the remaining ingredients, and shake vigorously. Pour into a coupe or martini glass. Garnish with mint sprig.