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Drinking in Season: Apricot and Mint Cocktail

One of the true pleasures of summer is the arrival of stone fruit. I find apricots, with their vibrant blushing-orange color and sweet, fragrant flesh, irresistible at this time of year. Especially if we're talking cocktails.

The color alone creates a cocktail that might just make you do a double-take, but as we know, looks aren't everything. To balance the sweetness of the fruit, I paired it with mint and gin to bring in a fresh, herbal flavor. The resulting cocktail is not only a looker, but one that might have you thinking about a second date.

About the author: Kelly Carámbula blogs about her adventures in the kitchen, including a weekly happy hour, on eat make read. She is also the founder and publisher of Remedy Quarterly, an independent food magazine.

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