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Favorite Cocktail

The Favorite Cocktail cuts apricot brandy with dry vermouth, gin and lemon juice. The tang of those ingredients turns a cloyingly sweet brandy into something palatable.

Favorite Cocktail in cocktail glass

The apricot note in this drink is strengthened by the citrus from the lemon juice. It’s still a fairly sweet drink, as you’d expect with anything involving apricot brandy. This drink is for when you want something less sweet and frou-frou than a Sex on the Beach, but more so than a traditional gin martini.


  • 3/4 ounce apricot brandy
  • 3/4 ounce dry vermouth
  • 3/4 ounce gin
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the ingredients. Shake until chilled, strain into a cocktail glass and serve.