"The refreshing bite of mint heightens the smooth sweetness of real apricots in this richly-colored elixir."
3 small ripe apricots, cut in half, pits removed
4 mint leaves
½ ounce lemon juice
½ ounce simple syrup
1 ½ ounces gin (such as Hendrick’)
1 mint sprig, to garnish
If you want the apricots easier to muddle, remove their skin first, but it’s not necessary. Pour the muddled fruit into a shaker and muddle (but don’t pulverize) the mint into the apricots.
Fill the shaker with ice and pour in the lemon juice, simple syrup and gin. Shake for as long as it takes to say “I’m so thirsty” five times.
Strain into a glass (you might need a mini mesh strainer too, depending on your muddling technique), and garnish with mint.