Cornelius

Cornelius
4 mins preparation,

This drink is created brand new for you, readers! It's a refreshing, fruity number featuring apricot jam that looks really classy, and it would be perfect for a cocktail party. It's named after Cornelius in Planet of the Apes: apricot... apes... get it? Oh, never mind... 

Ingredients

40ml Bacardi Superior rum
20ml Cocchi Americano vermouth or Martini Bianco
20ml lemon juice
15ml cranberry juice
2 barspoons apricot jam*
1 egg white
I dash Peychaud’s Bitters

Method

1

Glass: chilled coupe 

2

Measure the ingredients into the shaker and dry-shake the mixture (without ice)

3

Add ice and shake for 15 seconds

4

Double-strain into the glass

5

Garnish with a tiny sprig of mint

6

*To make the apricot jam

1kg apricots 

250g sugar 

250g water 

Simmer all ingredients gently for 1 hour

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