Averna Jimjam

2 oz Averna
1 oz Apricot liqueur, Marie Brizard Apry
1 oz Lemon juice
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
Jimjam means something great or perhaps, the jitters.
From other users
  • Mildly challenging, but given the ingredients, less so than expected. The apricot recedes and mixes with the lemon. Not particularly bitter, surprisingly. — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Made with Rothman and Winter Orchard Apricot. The apricot flavor was quite dominant. — ☆☆☆
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christina in tacoma's picture

I remembered liking this, but

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....

Good call. I did the same

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!

More success with this

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.

christina in tacoma's picture

I'll keep an eye out for the

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.