What is an apricot?

Apricot is a beautiful fruit from the botanical family Prunus, the same family as peaches and nectarines. Apricots have a deliciously sweet and tangy flavor often used in cooking, baking, and drinks.

Apricot tree

They can be eaten fresh or dried and are a popular ingredient in many desserts, jams, sauces, and cocktails. They are cultivated in many countries, including the United States, Spain, Italy, and Turkey.

Which cocktails with apricot?

Apricot is also a popular ingredient in cognac cocktails.

One classic cocktail that features this delicious fruit is the Apricot Sour. To make an Apricot Sour cocktail, you will need the following:

  • 2 oz of cognac (you can choose a VS cognac),
  • 1 oz of apricot liqueur,
  • 1 oz of lemon juice, 
  • and 1 teaspoon of simple syrup. 

Shake all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and strain into a glass. Garnish with a slice of fresh apricot and a sprig of mint.

Is there apricot aroma in cognac?

Yes! Regarding cognac, the aroma of apricots is a crucial characteristic sought after by many connoisseurs.

The apricot aroma is often found in cognacs aged long in oak barrels. During the aging process, the cognac absorbs flavors and aromas from the oak, as well as from the fruit that was used to make the wine. When the cognac is finally bottled, the result is a rich and complex flavor profile that can include notes of vanilla, caramel, and of course, apricot.

Whether you are sipping a delicious apricot-flavored cognac or mixing up a classic cocktail, there are many ways to enjoy the unique flavor of this delightful fruit.
So next time you’re in the mood for something sweet and tangy, reach for apricot and experience its delicious taste!