Is there anything more beautiful than a freshly cut apricot?

freshly cut apricots

Maybe, but not many things.

So often in stores, you so often see those bright orange, shriveled fruit-snack-like things that I really find totally unpleasant – kinda chewy, but slightly fibrous. Totally unappealing (unless covered in chocolate – a perfectly acceptable variation my cousin introduced me to). But the warm, jewel-like glow of a fresh apricot is exactly opposite – even if you know you don’t like apricots, you just need to eat one, right?

If you’re me, I suppose you just need to put one in a margarita.

I make an apricot margarita the same way I make a fresh mango margarita – blending the fruit and juice and letting it drain through fine sieve – but with the apricots, I decided to amp up their natural sweetness with a sprinkle of sugar.

sugared apricots in a blender

The disadvantage of straining apricot purée through a sieve is that you need to wait a little longer for your cocktail. I like to take this time to clean up the horrible mess I make mixing cocktails (that never make it to the blog, of course) and rimming the glasses – I rimmed with salt at the requested of my beardy love, but I think a white sugar rim would be equally as delicious and make for a different experience – a little more summery, even.

bar equipment and lime slices

I lost my sun – damn finicky weather.

The marg is almost as beautiful as the apricots that gave their lives to become a cocktail.

Apricot margaritas

They turned out slightly pink for some reason – it could have been the addition of the lime – almost a coral color – but they taste like a summer day.

Cheers xo

Apricot Margarita
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Serves: 2 cocktails
 
Ingredients
  • 2 oz. lime juice
  • 2 oz. orange liqueur
  • 3 or 4 ripe apricots, halved and pitted
  • 1 tsp. of sugar
  • 4 oz. tequila
  • salt or sugar for rim
Instructions
  1. Add the lime, apricots, and sugar to a blender or food processor. Strain through a sieve into a mixing glass.
  2. Meanwhile, rim two margarita or rocks glasses with salt or sugar and set aside.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients to the mixing glass with ice. Shake shake shake.
  4. Strain into rimmed glasses.
  5. Enjoy.