Can't Get There From Here

1 oz Bourbon
12 oz Dry apricot brandy
12 oz Apricot liqueur
12 oz Elderflower liqueur, St. Germain
12 oz Lemon juice
2 ds Bitters (See note)
Shake, strain, up.
For the bitters, choose something "dried fruity" with a bit of pie spice. I really like Drunken Crane Jujube, Miracle Mile Peach, and Brooklyn Hemispherical Black Mission Fig (or some combination of thereof). Plum would probably work nicely too. If you go with Jerry Thomas' Decanter, maybe use only 1 dash.
From other users
  • Definitely need pie bitters. — ☆☆☆☆☆
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DrunkLab's picture

A drink named (?) after a

A drink named (?) after a song from one of my favorite albums, featuring three or four of my favorite ingredients? Yeah. Definitely trying this.

bevx's picture

There was no rhyme or reason

There was no rhyme or reason to the naming of this drink. For some reason, while sipping on it and brainstorming cocktail names, this song popped into my head... Also, the (arguably) best R.E.M.-related cocktail name (and another favorite album) was already taken... ;)

DrunkLab's picture

Unsurprisingly tasty. Apricot

Unsurprisingly tasty. Apricot dominates, rounded out by the elderflower, and dried out in the finish by the bourbon and bitters. I used a dash of Bittermens Burlesque.

bevx's picture

Oooh, intriguing... I've had

Oooh, intriguing... I've had a bottle of the Burlesque forever, but never seem to use them. I'll have to try them next time... Glad you dig it!