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