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25 Best Apricot Cocktails and Drink Ideas

On the hunt for something sweet and fruity to add some pizazz to your next happy hour?

Look no further than these stunning apricot cocktails

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25 Fun Apricot Cocktail Recipes

Apricots are juicy, versatile, and super delicious.

And while they’re great for baking and cooking, they also make some pretty spectacular summer cocktail recipes.

From fresh fruit and jam to sweet apricot brandy, these apricot cocktails are bright, fun, and deliciously sweet.

Try one or try them all, and let me know which you loved the most!

1. Apricot Strawberry Limes with Mint Leaves and Gin

These drinks are a slushy, fruity, sweet-n-tangy mix of deliciousness.

They feature a gorgeous orange color and a bright taste to match. Plus, they’re cool and refreshing – aka, the perfect summer drink for sipping on your back porch. 

Ingredients: frozen strawberries, apricots, mint leaves, gin, crushed ice

2. Apricot Ginger Bellini 

Do you love peach bellinis? Just wait until you try this apricot ginger version!

It has everything you love about the traditional peach cocktail. It’s sweet, fruity, fizzy, and fun. 

But the apricots and ginger give it a unique, complex flavor that’s hard to describe but easy to enjoy. 

Ingredients: sugar, water, apricots, ginger, sparkling wine

3. Wilson (A Tiki-Inspired Apricot and Peach Cocktail)

In the mood for something a bit more tropical? Give the Wilson a try.

This sweet tiki drink mixes all your favorite beachy flavors with the summery tastes of peach and apricot.

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It’s a little on the sweet side but not overwhelmingly so. Plus, it’s pretty strong, though it doesn’t taste too boozy. So sip with caution.

Ingredients: amber rum, Havana rum, Falernum liqueur, pineapple juice, peach syrup, apricots, Angostura bitters, ginger beer, mint sprigs (for garnish)

4. Apricot Gin and Tonics  

You can have this simple, three-ingredient drink ready in 2 minutes flat. And all you’ll need is gin, tonic water, and apricot jam. 

If you’ve never put jam in a cocktail, don’t worry – it makes perfect sense when you think about it.

Many cocktails call for fresh fruit and simple syrup. And jam is just the two mixed together, more or less.

Ingredients: apricot jam, gin, tonic water, ice, lime slices & apricot wedges (for garnish)

5. Festive Punch

Summer and winter flavors combine in this festive stone fruit punch.

Between the honey, lemonade, star anise, rosemary, and orange peels, it’s perfect in July and December.

It’s like summer sangria and mulled wine got together and had a fragrant, flavorful love child. Yum!

Ingredients: gold rum, honey, apricot jam, lime juice, Angostura bitters, yuzu lemonade, tonic water, star anise, orange wheels & rosemary sprigs (for garnish)

6. Spicy Apricot Margarita

This five-ingredient cocktail is the perfect South-of-the-Border drink.

It has plenty of spice, heat, flair, and flavor. And it’s refreshingly tangy.

But the muddled jalapeños add a whole other level of yumminess.

Ingredients: tequila, triple sec, lime juice, apricot puree, jalapeños

7. Summer Apricot Mezcal Cocktail

This drink also has a spicy kick. But thanks to the mezcal, it’s also got a smooth, smoky finish I know you’ll love.

There’s sweet honey, fresh mint leaves, and half a serrano pepper, which may seem like an odd mix, but one sip and you’ll see why it works.

Ingredients: apricots, lime juice, mint leaves, water, honey, serrano pepper, mezcal

8. Apricot Anise Collins

The Apricot Anise Collins is another layered drink with hidden depths.

At first, you’ll get tart notes of apricots and lemons. Then the longer you savor it, the more complexity you’ll notice. 

There’s dark licorice notes, just the right amount of sweetness, and plenty of crisp bite from the gin.

Ingredients: apricot, gin, apricot brandy, Pernod, lemon juice, simple syrup, soda water, star anise

9. Charlie Chaplin Cocktail

This gorgeous red drink has a brilliant hue and a fabulous taste to match.

It’s a robust, boozy 1920s-inspired cocktail that’ll instantly transport you to the days of flappers and jazz. 

It may not make you as funny as Chaplin, but it’s strong enough to make you think you are. 

Ingredients: sloe gin, apricot brandy, lime juice, gin, orange wheel (for garnish)

10. Fresh Apricot Bourbon Fizz

Check out this drink if you’re looking for something sweet – because the blend of apricots and elderflower liqueur is anything but savory.

Instead, they create a sweet, slightly floral drink that’s as refreshing as it is tasty. Ready in 10 minutes, it’s best served with a sugared rum.

Ingredients: apricots, bourbon, lime juice, simple syrup, St Germain elderflower liqueur, sparkling wine or club soda, lime wedge & coarse sugar (for the rim)

11. Apricot Champagne Cocktail 

A glass of Champagne is a fantastic way to top off any special occasion.

But if you’re celebrating in the summer, why not make it apricot Champagne instead?

The apricot-infused syrup with cinnamon, fennel seeds, and more elevates this simple drink, making it one you’ll crave again and again. 

Ingredients: Champagne, sugar, water, cinnamon sticks, cardamon seeds, fennel seeds, apricots

12. Flirty Thirty Cocktail

The Flirty Thirty is tart and tangy with just a hint of sweetness.

It’s also bright, light, fizzy, and super fun- the ginger beer helps with all of that.

Some may find it a bit dry, but it isn’t bitter. That said, there’s a sharp, biting, ginger-heavy taste.

Ingredients: apricots, ice, aged rum, lime juice, ginger beer, honey, sugar & lime zest (for garnish)

13. Summer Rosé Sangria 

I knew I would love this apricot cocktail before I even tried it. As soon as I read through the ingredients list, I knew it was the drink for me. 

You can tell just by looking at it that it’s sweet, tangy, and fabulously fruity.

Luckily, it didn’t disappoint.

Ingredients: rosé, St Germain, lemon juice, nectarines, apricots, red cherries, sparkling water, lemon slices (for garnish)

14. Angel Face

Don’t let this elegant, golden drink fool you. It may have a pretty name and an even prettier appearance, but it isn’t a delicate cocktail.

Oh no, it packs a punch.

It contains only three ingredients, but they’re all boozy. And alcohol + alcohol + more alcohol = one really strong drink. 

Ingredients: London dry gin, Calvados apple brandy, apricot brandy

15. Millionaire No. 1

Of all the sloe gin cocktails out there, I think the Millionaire No. 1 is my favorite.

It combines dark rum, sloe gin, and apricot brandy for a tart, alcohol-forward drink that’s perfect for the holidays.

You’ll love its gorgeous red color and its bright, citrusy flavor.

Ingredients: dark rum, sloe gin, apricot brandy, lime juice, Grenadine

16. Apricot Mojito

If you’re as crazy about mojitos as I am, you’ll want to make this one asap.

This version substitutes lemon for limes and adds fresh apricots to the mix for something a little sweeter and much fruitier.

Don’t worry; it still has minty freshness in spades. 

Ingredients: apricots, lemon, Bacardi Superior, mint leaves, mint simple syrup, sparkling water or club soda

17. Spiced Apricot Cocktail

This drink takes longer to make than others on the list. Still, if you want something truly delightful, it’s well worth the time. 

It’s a gloriously golden gin-based drink with plenty of flavor in every sip.

The warmth of the cinnamon, cloves, and anise pair beautifully with the apricots. And it’s just the right amount of boozy.

Ingredients: spiced apricot syrup, gin, apricot brandy, lemon juice, cinnamon sticks (for garnish)

18. Hotel Nacional Cocktail

Any drink good enough to be a signature cocktail has to be worth trying. And that’s certainly the case with the Hotel Nacional cocktail. 

Described as a “vintage Cuban cocktail,” this drink is sweet and tropical. It builds from a typical daiquiri base, adding pineapple juice and apricot brandy. 

Luckily, you don’t have to head to Cuba to try it.

Ingredients: white rum, apricot brandy, pineapple juice, lime juice, simple syrup, pineapple wedge (for garnish)

19. Apricot and White Wine Side Porch Sangria

Here’s another excellent sangria recipe that’s perfect for summer.

This one goes heavier on the liquids, but it’s just as sweet and fruity as all the rest. 

It takes 10 minutes to make and needs some time to sit. So be sure to make it ahead!

Ingredients: Aperol, Campari, sweet Vermouth, dry white wine, apricot juice, grapefruit juice, club soda, grapefruit slices & fresh apricots (for garnish)

20. Apricot and Mint Bourbon Smash

Fizzy, fresh, and fruity, this fun, five-ingredient drink comes together in just a few minutes. And it smells, looks, and tastes incredible. 

It’s bright, refreshing, and not too sweet – precisely what you want from a good summer drink. 

Ingredients: mint leaves, bourbon, apricot nectar, soda water, mint leaves (for garnish)

21. Fruity Vodka Spritzers

Speaking of refreshing, these fruity vodka spritzers are another fan favorite.

They aren’t too strong and have just enough vodka to give you a little buzz. 

Mostly, these are about cooling down and enjoying something sweetly tart by the pool.

Ingredients: raspberries and strawberries, apricot nectar, ginger ale, white grape juice vodka, seltzer

22. Apricot Rosemary Gin Fizz

This cocktail is a classic gin fizz with a rosemary and apricot kick.

Making the simple syrup takes some time, but you can always do that beforehand. And trust me, you’ll use it fast!

You’ll love its fresh, summery taste. And that egg white foam is such a luxurious finish.

Ingredients: gin, lemon juice, apricot and rosemary simple syrup, egg white, club soda or ginger beer,

23. Zombie Cocktail

Despite its trendy name, this cocktail has been around for decades.

It first appeared in the 1930s and hasn’t needed much tweaking since then. After all, you can’t beat a classic rum-filled tiki drink with citrus.

Serve it in a skull-shaped cocktail glass for the ultimate effect. 

Ingredients: light rum, navy rum, orange rum, apricot brandy, overproof rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, lime juice, triple sec, Grenadine, pineapple wedge (for garnish)

24. The Golden Hour Cocktail

Are you a fan of dry drinks? If so, you’ll love the Golden Hour cocktail.

It’s crisp and smooth with just a hint of spice from the bitters and cinnamon. 

It’s an excellent way to use rum outside of the more traditional tropical drinks. 

Ingredients: Mount Gay Eclipse Barbados Rum, Grand Marnier, Rothman & Winter Orchard Apricot Liqueur, lime juice, cinnamon simple syrup, Miracle Mile Forbidden Bitters

25. Apricot and Cherry Breezer

This lovely, light pink drink is every Barbie girl’s dream come true.

It features the subtle sweetness of apricots and the bright tartness of cherries. 

Pair that with a bold limeade base, a bit of rum, and triple sec, and wow.

Just wow.

Ingredients: limeade, apricots, cherries, light rum, triple sec

25 Best Apricot Cocktails and Drink Ideas

On the hunt for something sweet and fruity to add some pizazz to your next happy hour? Look no further than these stunning apricot cocktails! 

Ingredients

  • Apricot Strawberry Limes with Mint Leaves and Gin

  • Wilson (A Tiki-Inspired Apricot and Peach Cocktail)

  • Apricot Gin and Tonics

  • Festive Punch

  • Spicy Apricot Margarita

  • Summer Apricot Mezcal Cocktail

  • Apricot Anise Collins

  • Charlie Chaplin Cocktail

  • Fresh Apricot Bourbon Fizz

  • Apricot Champagne Cocktail

  • Flirty Thirty Cocktail

  • Summer Rosé Sangria

  • Angel Face

  • Millionaire No. 1

  • Apricot Mojito

  • Spiced Apricot Cocktail

  • Hotel Nacional Cocktail

  • Apricot and White Wine Side Porch Sangria

  • Apricot and Mint Bourbon Smash

  • Fruity Vodka Spritzers

  • Zombie Cocktail

  • The Golden Hour Cocktail

  • Apricot and Cherry Breezer

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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