Drink Up, Buttercup: Easy Whisky Apricot Cocktail

This is one tasty whisky apricot cocktail, you guys. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I am a whisky girl, through and through. When given a choice, I will always pick whisky cocktails over any other beverage (save for an occasional glass of red wine). My only qualm is that there isn’t much variety when ordering a whisky-based cocktail at bars. Most only serve the classics: a whisky sour and the perennial old fashioned. And don’t get me wrong, I’d drink either one of those beverages any day of the week, but sometimes you just want a bit more from your whisky drink.

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What You Need – Whisky Apricot Cocktail

1 shot good whisky or scotch (the better the whisky, the better the cocktail).
1 spoonful apricot jam or preserve
1/4-1/3 cup Club Soda
Fresh Thyme Sprig for garnishing
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In a whisky tumbler or collins glass, mix apricot jam and whisky together with a spoon until the jam starts to dissolve. Add a generous amount of ice and stir. Add club soda until liquid is 1/4 inch from the top of the glass. Add optional sprig of thyme for garnish.Whisky Apricot CocktailWhisky Apricot Cocktail
What are you drinking this weekend? Any fun brunch plans? Let me know – I’d love to hear what you’re up to!!