1 oz Bourbon
1⁄2 oz Apricot liqueur
1⁄2 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.

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Posted by Bevx on 12/21/2014
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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 commented on 12/22/2014:

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... ;)

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 commented on 12/28/2014:

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!