Spencer Cocktail

Another drink from The Savoy Cocktail Book by Harry Craddock, and one that isn’t seen hardly at all as far as I can tell. Apricot Brandy can be a bit of a challenging ingredient to understand when used in a recipe like this, since it could either mean a true brandy distilled from Apricot juice, or it could also mean a sweet liqueur flavored with apricot flesh and seeds. We are going to assume that it is the liqueur that was intended for this cocktail.

1 1/2 oz gin

3/4 oz Bitter Truth Apricot Brandy

dash Bitter Truth Old Time Aromatic Bitters

1 dash orange juice


Stir with ice.

Strain into a cocktail glass.


Greg Patenaude 23 Nov 2011
12:35 pm


Great job as always.  While you always make interesting cocktails, for me the best part of your show is the invaluable tidbits of information such as the confusion regarding apricot brandy.  I myself was wondering if they meant a liqueur or an eau-de-vie.  Thanks for clarifying that for us!


Oliver Carpenter 25 Nov 2011
3:02 pm

the marie brizzard Apry is ver nice too

charlie 28 Nov 2011
2:06 pm

Robert -

I would just like to say that I’m glad you’ve started taking a sip and giving some tasting notes at the end of your videos. It helps a lot. Thanks.

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