Apricot Sour

Central Michel Richard * Washington, DCThe inventive cocktails at Central, Michel Richard's casual alternative to his flagship Citronelle, mirror the restaurant's updated American dishes, such as lobster burgers and crab cakes with leek tartar sauce.Plus: Ultimate Cocktail Guide

Apricot Sour
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1 drink


  • 1 1/2 ounces apricot brandy

  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth

  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice

  • 1 large egg

  • 3 dashes of orange bitters

  • Ice

  • 1 brandied cherry

  • 1 fresh apricot slice


  1. Put the brandy, vermouth, lemon juice, egg and bitters in a cocktail shaker and shake well for 10 seconds. Add ice and shake again. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with the apricot slice and cherry, skewered on a pick together.

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