Apricot Bliss Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:12

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Apricot Bliss is a delightful cocktail that was first created in the 1920s during the prohibition era. It was a popular choice among those who enjoyed the sweet and fruity flavors of apricots. This cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy a refreshing and fruity cocktail.

  • The Apricot Bliss was popular during the prohibition era
  • It's a fruity and refreshing cocktail
  • Perfect for those who enjoy sweet flavors

How Apricot Bliss Tastes?

The Apricot Bliss is a sweet, fruity cocktail with a hint of tartness from the lemon juice. The apricot brandy gives it a rich, deep flavor that is balanced by the lightness of the champagne. It's a refreshing, bubbly cocktail that is perfect for a hot summer day.

Interesting facts about Apricot Bliss

  • The Apricot Bliss was created during the prohibition era
  • It's a sweet and fruity cocktail
  • The apricot brandy gives it a rich, deep flavor


  • Apricot brandy: 1.5 oz(45ml)
  • Lemon juice: 0.75 oz(23ml)
  • Simple syrup: 0.5 oz(15ml)
  • Champagne: Top up

Apricot Brandy

Why?: The soul of our Apricot Bliss! It brings a sweet and fruity base that defines the cocktail's character.

Too Much?: Overpowers with sweetness and fruit, overshadowing the other flavors.

Too Little?: You'll miss the apricot punch and end up with a bland bubbly lemonade.

Alternatives: Peach or apple brandy could work, giving you a different orchard fruit kick.

Mary Mitkina

Lemon Juice

Why?: It's the zesty zing needed to cut through sweetness and add balance.

Too Much?: The drink becomes a wince-worthy sour puckering potion.

Too Little?: Without enough lemon, the cocktail might feel too cloying.

Alternatives: Lime juice for a tangier twist, or orange juice for a softer citrus note.

Alex Green

Simple Syrup

Why?: Harmony in a splash; it smooths over the tart edges from the lemon.

Too Much?: It's a sugar rush that can crash the delicate flavor balance.

Too Little?: You'd have a sour affair with no sweet middle ground.

Alternatives: Honey syrup for a floral note, or agave nectar for a vegan twist.

Emma Rose


Why?: Bubbles bring the party, offering a fizzy lift to the richness of the brandy.

Too Much?: It's a sparkling overflow that can dilute the beautiful apricot and lemon harmonies.

Too Little?: You'd miss the effervescent elegance that makes it a true celebration in a glass.

Alternatives: Prosecco for a sweeter fizz, or soda water for a lighter touch without the alcohol.

Mary Mitkina

Recipe. How to make Apricot Bliss Drink

  1. In a shaker, combine the apricot brandy, lemon juice, and simple syrup
  2. Shake well until combined
  3. Strain into a champagne flute
  4. Top up with champagne
  5. Garnish with a slice of apricot

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh lemon juice for the best flavor
  • Chill the champagne flute before pouring the cocktail to keep it cold longer

Perfect Pairings

Cheese Platter

A selection of cheeses, especially soft and creamy ones like Brie or Camembert, can complement the fruitiness of the Apricot Bliss cocktail.

Grilled Poultry

The citrus notes from the lemon juice pair nicely with grilled chicken or turkey. Opt for preparations that include a touch of sweetness or fruit elements.

Seafood Dishes

Light seafood dishes, particularly those with a shrimp or scallop base, would benefit from the bright and effervescent qualities of this cocktail.

Fruit-based Desserts

Serve with desserts that highlight stone fruits, such as apricot tarts or peach cobblers, to echo the apricot flavors in the drink.

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What you could change in Apricot Bliss

  • Apricot Brandy can be substituted with Peach Schnapps
  • Champagne can be substituted with Prosecco or Cava

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Peachy Sparkle

For a different stone fruit note, swap the apricot brandy with peach brandy. The result? A luscious Peachy Sparkle that dances on your palate with familiar yet distinct fruitiness.

Citrus Pop

Level up the citrus game by replacing lemon juice with equal parts lime and grapefruit juice. This blend creates a more complex, tart profile that awakens the taste buds with every sip.

Rosé Lift

Let's paint the town pink by adding rosé champagne instead of traditional brut champagne. The Rosé Lift will swirl with hints of berries, carrying you to a garden of bliss with its refined effervescence.

In case you forgot basics how to make Apricot Bliss

The basic composition of simple syrup is relatively straightforward – a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water. This mixture is heated until the sugar dissolves, resulting in a clear, sweet syrup.

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Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Apricot Bliss

What kind of occasion is the Apricot Bliss cocktail best suited for?

The Apricot Bliss cocktail is great for dinner parties or relaxing by the pool on warm days. Its fruity, refreshing flavors make it a crowd-pleaser.

Can I make a non-alcoholic version of Apricot Bliss?

Yes, you can substitute the apricot brandy with apricot juice and the champagne with a non-alcoholic sparkling grape juice or soda.

What kind of glass is best to serve Apricot Bliss in?

The Apricot Bliss is traditionally served in a chilled champagne flute to maintain its effervescence and presentation.

What can I pair with the Apricot Bliss?

Apricot Bliss pairs well with light finger foods, cheese platters or desserts like a fruit tart.

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