1⁄2 oz Suze
1⁄2 oz Lemon juice

Shake, strain, up. No garnish.


Made on the fly for some guests, and to try out Suze: Smoky topnotes, some funk from Suze and brandy, but balanced, and quite complex.

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  • Made with Amere Sauvage and R&W Orchard Apricot. Agave/pickle freshness on the nose, white grapefruit along with apricot on the sip, bitter woodiness joins grapefruit on the long finish. Quite interesting.
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It should be 1/2 oz apricot brandy - I change it in the recipe, but it keeps reverting to apricot liqueur for some reason. FYI, Suze tastes like a liqueur of chamomile, lime zest and new mown hay. It's sunny and warm and quite delicious.

Dan commented on 11/20/2010:

I added the ingredient "Dry Apricot Brandy" to distinguish high-quality, unsweetened, high-proof fruit brandy from Apricot Liqueur, which is sometimes called Apricot Brandy. I hope this eliminates potential confusion.

So this recipe has been up for over 2 years but I just got a bottle of Suze and this appealed... I followed the recipe exactly as the ratios looked great - but used Rothman and Winter Orchard Apricot. What a GREAT drink! Thank you! Going into my short list of favorites for now.

Dan commented on 1/30/2014:

Rather tart with dry apricot brandy. Added a tsp of apricot liqueur and it needed more. Less lemon?

Just mixed it with dry apricot brandy, tasted it and thought it couldn't be right, so added 1/2 oz Rothman & Winter Orchard Apricot, which was a big improvement. From my perspective.