Apricot Blossom

  • Serves

    makes 1 Cocktail


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.


  • 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


Step 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.

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