Wednesday, March 23

Apricot Nectar Rickey

Apricot Nectar Rickey:
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 2 oz. Apricot Nectar
  • 1 cube of ice
Add ingredients to 8 oz. Highball glass and fill with club soda. Garnish with spent lime hull.

This one is interesting for two reasons: it's the first non-alcoholic drink I've encountered in the book, and despite that, it's extremely faithful to the "rickey" drink formula. In fact, it's a delightful rickey because of the natural sweetness of the apricot nectar.

And oh, apricot nectar. Let me just say up front that I have no idea what apricot nectar is. Is it juice? Is it juice-like? I mean, the drink was good and refreshing (and, being non-alcoholic, suitable for all ages), but it wasn't really anything to write home about. Especially when actually finding the key ingredient was a bit of a trick. Not like crossing the Indian Ocean on the spice route to procure spices for the seven richest kings of Europe, but it's not something that most grocery stores have just lying around. Pro tip: look in the Mexican section, or, failing that, go to a Mexican grocery.

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