frozen apricot drink

Ah, breakfast. Orange juice? Yes. Jam? Yes. What kind? Apricot. Is it Sunday by the way? No.

Actually, it’s not even breakfast, but I’m thirsty and want something very interesting. Not a mimosa, but something that …

In her new guide to the best in drinking, 101 Blender Drinks, Kim Haasarud offers a whole new world of tastes. This one is Grandma’s Frozen Apricot. I knew both my grandmothers. There is just no way, ever, that they would have come up with such an idea. It just means that Kim has a radically more creative gene pool.

Actually, this would be a great drink for breakfast. It has terrific fruit flavor that can stand up to bacon, smoked salmon or eggs in any form.

Or, you can do what I am. Making this and watching the nightly news. I have a glass in one hand and cashews in the other.

This drink recipe is what I consider a template. It’s perfectly delicious and you can make this over and over again. But, if you want, you can extend the beverage in many directions:

  • · In the first blender round, do add a splash of sparkling wine such as cava
  • · Go for peach or plum jam instead of apricot
  • · Add some sugar syrup if this is not sweet enough for you
  • · Instead of Gran Marnier, use Mandarin Napoleon, my favorite citrus liqueur

Grandma’s Frozen Apricot

Yield: 1 serving


  • · 2 ounces apricot nectar
  • · 2 ounces orange juice
  • · 1 ounce Gran Marnier
  • · 2 tablespoons apricot preserves
  • · Splash of fresh lemon juice
  • · Freshly grated orange zest and mint sprig, for garnish, if desired


Combine the nectar, orange juice, liquor, preserves and lemon juice in a blender and process for 5 second — just to deal with the preserves. Add a cup of ice and blend until smooth. Pour into a cocktail glass and garnish.

Source: 101 Blender Drinks by Kim Hassarud