Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.


Jimjam means something great or perhaps, the jitters.

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Posted by Dan on 7/18/2010
Created by
Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli, Eastern Standard, Boston MA
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4 stars
(13 ratings)
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  • Great as is, I’d imagine it’d do well with bourbon too. — ★★★★
  • Made with Rothman and Winter Orchard Apricot. The apricot flavor was quite dominant. — ★★★
  • Mildly challenging, but given the ingredients, less so than expected. The apricot recedes and mixes with the lemon. Not particularly bitter, surprisingly. — ★★★★★
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This is a really nice drink, interesting and balanced. The apricot doesn't take over the way it seems to in some other drinks I've tried with it.

I remembered liking this, but I wanted a less sweet version this time, so I tried 1.5 bourbon, .75 averna, and .25 each apricot liqueur and lemon juice. A very nice whiskey sour....

Dan commented on 11/09/2012:

Good call. I did the same thing in a different way: 1 oz bourbon, 1 oz Averna, 1 oz apricot eau-de-vie, 1/2 oz lemon. Very nice. Then I had a little 50:50 Averna and apricot eau-de-vie. Very nice too. I really wish I had bought more Blume Marillen when I found it for only $18/375ml!

I really like that idea too. I paid $30 for my little bottle, and I had to send away for it. It is delicious stuff- good score!

Dan commented on 11/11/2012:

More success with this formula last night.1 oz bourbon, 2 oz Averna, 1 oz Obstler, 1/2 oz lemon juice. A bit on the big side, but very good. Bauer's Obstler is an Austrian 80 proof pot-distilled eau-de-vie with 70% apple and 30% pear. I found it in the NH state liquor store, thanks to my friend Ivars. It is quite affordable ($20-$25/liter). I think this drink template needs a new name and a prototype recipe. Its very good.

I'll keep an eye out for the Obstler- it sounds like something I would like. For now I improvised with a mix of apple brandy (I have clear creek) and pear eau-de-vie (I used clear creek but could try massenez next time). I agree, time for a new drink name/recipe- this is good stuff.