Apricot Mojito with lemon balm

June 11, 2013

Apricot Mojito with lemon balm

Apricot season is very short-lived, and you have to make the most of it. So aside from eating them on their own (or in sumptuous desserts), why not enjoy them in cocktails—as in this mojito?

Here the aromatic fruits are muddled with lemon balm and mint to make a truly refreshing, seasonal libation.

Apricots and lemon balm

Apricot Mojito with Lemon Balm

serves 2
active time: 10 min

  1. 1/2 large lime – cut in 1/4” pieces
  2. 6 large lemon balm leaves
  3. 4 large mint leaves
  4. 3 teaspoons organic sugar
  5. 2 medium ripe apricots – pit removed and cut in 1” pieces
  6. 3 oz (90 ml) light rum
  7. 3/4 oz (20 ml) apricot liqueur or Cognac
  8. 2 dashes orange bitters
  9. club soda or sparkling water
  1. lemon balm or mint as garnish

  1. Step 1: Place the lime, lemon balm, mint and sugar in a mixing glass. Using a muddler, crush the ingredients until the sugar has dissolved and the lime has released its juice. Add the apricot pieces and continue muddling until apricot is completely mashed. Add the rum, liqueur and bitters. Add several large ice cubes and shake vigorously until chilled.
  2. Step 2: Fill 2 tumblers with ice. Strain the mixture into the glasses. Top with a little club soda or sparkling water (the proportion should be 3 parts drink to 1 part club soda). Garnish with a lemon balm leaf or mint leaf and serve.

Apricot Mojito with lemon balm

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Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen June 12, 2013 at 11:15 pm

I love apricots but you are right the season is sadly all too short!

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sangeeta khanna June 13, 2013 at 7:09 am

Very interesting fruity mojito recipe. Would love it.

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Deb June 14, 2013 at 9:01 pm

I planted lemon balm this spring and it is very happy in my garden. For some reason the snails are ignoring it! Pairing apricots with the lemon balm is just inspired! What a marvelous mojito!

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Viviane June 16, 2013 at 3:50 pm

Thank you so much, Deb! I’ve had lemon balm in my garden for over 10 years now. It is a bionic plant! I find that is spreads very quickly and is resistant to all bugs and diseases. Plus it looks and taste gorgeous. May you enjoy yours for many years to come! Cheers!

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