Apricot Lady Cocktail

In this episode of The Cocktail Spirit, Robert answers a viewers question about using egg whites in cocktails. Specifically, he discusses health concerns as well as how egg whites enhance or change the texture of a cocktail and how to incorporate them. To demonstrate how to incorporate an egg white into a cocktail, Robert dry shakes all the ingredients before adding ice and shaking the Apricot Lady Cocktail briefly to dilute and chill.


1 oz white rum (Robert uses Caña Brava from The 86 Co.)

1 oz The Bitter Truth Apricot Liqueur

1/2 oz fresh lime juice

1/4 oz orange Curaçao

1/2 to 1 egg white


Vigorously dry shake all ingredients to fully emulsify egg white.

Remove strainer spring, if used, and add ice to mixing tin.

Shake to chill and dilute.

Strain into a chilled cocktail coupe.


Ernie Slubik 23 Jan 2014
11:00 am

I am looking forward to trying this cocktail. Robert, in the video you mention that you use lime juice, but in the list of ingredients you say lemon. Of course, I can make it both ways and see which I prefer….but at least you know someone is paying attention to what you say!

Robert W 23 Jan 2014
11:14 am

Thanks for your detailed response Robert. That should put anyone’s mind at ease on the question of egg whites in cocktails. I was asked once at a bar if I minded egg white in a drink I orered. That was a nice courtesy but made me wonder about it. I’ll try the Apricot Lady soon, with egg white of course. Cheers!

Ernie Slubik 23 Jan 2014
6:12 pm

Seriously, now the recipe says lime….....

Federico Cuco 4 Jun 2014
10:22 pm

this cocktail is great! I’ll put it on my blackboard this week

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