7.09.2012

Apricot Mojitos

It's been hard to get back into the swing of blogging. I was on vacation last week during the Fourth of July holiday.

Before I left I was inundated with apricots and now I'm inundated with rotting apricots that my dog, Aster has mostly ignored. Unless, she has a stronger constitution than most dogs overeating fruit. I've been trying to get them picked up before she decides they're tasty morsels. 

The Thursday before my vacation, I picked as many as I could and brought most of them to work for my co-workers. The few I saved I made an apricot crisp with a recipe I found in Sunset magazine.
In addition to the apricot crisp recipe, I also tried making apricot mojitos. It's my personal twist on the refreshing lime and mint Cuban cocktail. 
Apricot Mojito
1 oz of brandy (less or more to taste)
3 small apricots or 1 store bought apricot
12 mint leaves
2 wedges of lemon
4 oz of club soda
sugar or simple syrup to taste

Muddle ripe apricots, brandy, and mint leaves. I use a mortar and pestle. Pour over a glass full of ice. Add club soda, sugar or simple syrup to taste. Squeeze juice from lemon wedges and stir. I wish I'd had the time to can or freeze the apricots before I went on vacation. However, the apricots mojitos were a yummy pre-vacation cocktail to start my summer fun at the beach. Cheers!



13 comments:

  1. I bought this year only a kilo of apricots, they were very tasty. I must go to market, while there are still. The mother of my ex-husband does not have any this year, froze.
    Apricot mojito I've never drank.

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    1. Daniela, my apricots usually freeze. I think the fruit trees were just lucky this year.

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  2. Sounds good. Hey have you ever tried drying them? One of my favorites is dried apricots. I think you have to buy a machine to do that though, but they are so worth it.

    Cher Sunray Gardens

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    1. Cher, that's a great idea. I wish I had thought about that before I left for vacation. I have some friends who have a dehydrator.

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  3. The crisp and the mojito both sound good! I hope you had a nice vacation. From that beach picture, it looks like it was relaxing and the mojito was a good way to kick it off.

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    1. The vacation was the pick me up that I needed to recharge me for work. The beach was great I got to see family and old friends of the family.

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  4. Now that is a cocktail. And apricot crisp...oh my my 2 favorite things...apricots and crisp...I love your beach image...sounds like a great vacation. I have to learn to actually take one.

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    1. Donna, taking a vacation is a good thing. It keeps me from getting burned out. The crisp turned out well. I might have to try it with other stone fruits.

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  5. I love apricots...fresh, dried or cooked. I will have to try the Mojito. Great that you can grow them and have such good production. The beach is calling my name!

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  6. Mało owoców na drzewie to smutek, ale nadmiar też bywa kłopotliwy. Ja bardzo lubię morele, ale świeże, nie suszone. Na plaży ze zdjęcia z radością bym posiedział. Pozdrawiam.
    Little fruit on the tree is sad, but sometimes too much too cumbersome. I really like apricots, but fresh, not dried. On the beach with images of joy I sat. Yours.

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  7. Welcome back and lucky you!

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  8. Fantastic drink, fantastic beach. I am greeting

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