Flamingo – Recipe from David Embury’s ‘The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks’

1 part Apricot Brandy

1 part Lime Juice 

3 parts Gin

1 or 2 dashes Grenadine to each drink Shake with cracked ice.

I suspect the grenadine I’ve used for this isn’t fed enough crustaceans hence the pale colour, I guess you get that when it isn’t loaded with e-numbers.

I think this is a great name for a drink, I’m a little sorry it hasn’t come out more of a baby pink colour but them’s the breaks, I think I’m going to steal this for another drink, coming to a bar near you soon.

The drink itself isn’t great, I love apricot, especially apricot in desserts, but for some reason the apricot brandy (liqueur) I have from bols just makes everything taste a little like cough syrup, or some other horrible medicine from my youth so I worry that this is a long way from how the drink was implied, although if it was with a bone dry apricot eau de vie I can’t see this being the silver bullet for this drink.

Amusingly the Flamingo isn’t an endangered animal, but the lawn flamingo does carry endangered animal status in an American state (Florida I think), I suspect that this drink is the most endangered of the three.