For this bright, summery, and seductive recipe by GFF editor Cindy Rice’s son, Spencer, you make and use an apricot-ginger simple syrup. Feel free to make extra and use it as you wish. It’s lovely for virgin cocktails, too.
Calories 218 kcal
seeded, peeled, and mashed
cut into coins
Juice of 2 limes
plain or lime-flavored
sliced into wheels, for garnish (optional)
Make an apricot simple syrup: in a small pot, combine the sugar, ½ cup water, the mashed apricot, and the ginger. Bring to a boil, remove from heat, cover, and let steep for 15 minutes. Strain into a bowl, discarding the solids, and let cool.
To the cooled bowl of syrup, add the juice of 2 limes and the vodka. Mix well.
To serve, fill 4 glasses with ice, divide the vodka mixture among the glasses, top with seltzer, garnish with mint leaves and lemon wheels, and serve.
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Vitamin A 185IU4%
Vitamin C 25mg30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.