Sunny Disposition

Slightly smoky, but complex and aromatic
2 oz Blanco tequila
12 oz Suze
12 oz Dry apricot brandy
12 oz Lemon juice
1 ds Bitters, Boker's
Instructions
Shake, strain, up. No garnish.
Notes
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.
From other users
  • 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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5 Comments

Zachary Pearson's picture

It should be 1/2 oz apricot brandy.

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.

I added the ingredient "Dry

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

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.

mahastew's picture

Just mixed it with dry

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.