Apricot Tea & Ginger Cocktail
We are _so_ close to barbecue season I swear I can taste it! I've already got a million and one ideas floating around my head to celebrate the upcoming warmth and sunshine. But at the forefront: Rebe...
We are so close to barbecue season I swear I can taste it! I've already got a million and one ideas floating around my head to celebrate the upcoming warmth and sunshine. But at the forefront: Rebekah and Carlene's recipe for apricot and ginger cocktails. It's essentially sunshine in a glass which makes this beauty a no brainer!
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Apricot Tea and Ginger Cocktail
Prep Time
20 Minutes
Cook Time
N/A
Total Time
20 Minutes
Ingredients
FOR THE TEA 2 chunks crystalized ginger
1 teaspoon apricot jam 1-2 dried apricots, punctured
1.5 teaspoons loose oolong tea FOR THE GINGER SIMPLE SYRUP
1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup water
1 organic ginger cluster, washed and sliced thin (Slice the root across the grain of the fibers, into coin size pieces) FOR THE TINCTURE
6 oz. (approx. 1 cup) of your favorite cognac or brandy Orange peel of 1 whole orange, diced into small pieces
½ cup dried apricots, diced into small pieces 1 vanilla bean, cut lengthwise (do not scrape)
FOR THE COCKTAIL 2 oz. Kettle One Vodka
2 oz. Apricot and Orange Brandy Tincture 1 oz. Ginger Simple Syrup
1 oz. Ginger Apricot Tea, brewed and cooled to room temperature Juice of 2 lemons
Sliced lemon for garnish
Instructions
1.
FOR THE TEA
2.
Place ingredients (except for the jam) in cheesecloth or a tea ball. Steep in 8 ounces hot water for 5 minutes. Remove sachet and stir in jam.
3.
FOR THE SIMPLE SYRUP
4.
Combine ingredients in a pot over high heat. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Allow to cool before using. This simple syrup will last in the refrigerator for 4 weeks (with 1 oz. of vodka it can be stored for up to 3 months).
5.
Optional: Heat 1 cup honey or rice syrup with ginger and allow to infuse 2-3 days for use in place of sugar syrup.
6.
FOR THE TINCTURE
7.
Combine all ingredients in a mason jar and let soak for 2 to 3 days. The brandy acts as a preservative for the fruit allowing the tincture to last for 6-8 weeks.
8.
FOR THE COCKTAIL
9.
Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for a minute or two until well blended. Serve in martini glasses with a lemon garnish.
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Photography
Yvonne Rock
Styling And Recipe Development
Carlene Thomas RD, LD
Styling And Recipe Development
Rebekah Pizana