Spiced Apricot Highball Whisky Cocktail 1

Intermediate

10 mins

SPICED APRICOT HIGHBALL

Fresh

Did you know you can use flavoured teas to create different highball variations? This Spiced Apricot Highball uses apricot and chai tea to create a delicate yet delicious syrup that marries beautifully with the butterscotch notes in Chivas XV. Simply add this sweet syrup to Scotch and soda for a refreshingly easy cocktail recipe.

Spiced Apricot Highball Whisky Cocktail 2

MAKE IT YOURSELF

ingredients

method

SPICED APRICOT HIGHBALL

Highball glass

40 ml
Chivas XV
100 ml
Apricot & Chai Tea
40 ml
Soda Water
Orange Wedge, to garnish

SPICED APRICOT HIGHBALL

Highball glass

40 ml
Chivas XV
100 ml
Apricot & Chai Tea
40 ml
Soda Water
Orange Wedge, to garnish

PRO TIP

While stirring the Scotch and soda together mixes the drink, make sure to not overmix the highball as this can cause it to lose its fizz

1

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FLAVOUR UP

To make the apricot and chai tea, boil 500ml water with 215g of chopped fresh apricots and 5g chai tea and infuse for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally

2

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SWEETEN

Strain off the ingredients, add 20g sugar and stir until dissolved

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POUR

Add Chivas XV and cooled apricot and chai tea into a highball glass and fill to the top with ice

4

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STIR

Add soda water and give small stir to blend ingredients

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REFINE

Add another cube of ice if needed to make sure the ice is tight and compact

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SERVE

Garnish with orange wedge and serve

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DID YOU KNOW?

Whisky highball drinks are the perfect place to start for cocktail newbies. Simple, quick and refreshing, they’re the easy cocktail recipe. While the classic has remained a firm favourite over the years, whisky highballs are a great opportunity to experiment with flavours.

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