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Apricot Gingerini

Natalie Bovis-Nelsen ups the alcohol-free ante with this apricot mocktail that’s spiked with both aromatic ginger and clove.

 

2 1/2 oz. white grape juice
3 oz. apricot nectar
1 oz. ginger-infused simple syrup
1/4 tsp. ground clove
Ice
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: cocktail
Garnish: ground clove

 

Combine all ingredients in a shaker, shake vigoursly, strain into a glass and garnish.

 

Ginger-infused Simple Syrup
Combine 2 cups of sugar, 1 cup of water and a 1-inch piece of peeled ginger in a small saucepan over high heat, stirring constantly. Allow mixture to boil and reduce heat to low and let simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let cool and strain out ginger. Will keep refrigerated for up to 4 weeks.

 

From Preggatinis: Mixology for the Mom-to-Be by Natalie Bovis-Nelsen (Globe Pequot 2009)

 

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