almost mitch martini

when i’m thinking about the ingredients that are almost guaranteed to make a cocktail taste delicious, apricot brandy is right at the top of my list, as is fresh passion fruit. this take on a mitch martini (which uses peach liqueur in place of the apricot brandy and passion fruit syrup instead of the fresh fruit) ticks both boxes and is very lovely as a result.

shake, with ice, 1 ½ shot vodka, 1 ½ shot pressed/cloudy apple juice, the flesh of ½ a ripe passion fruit, ¼ shot of apricot brandy and ½ shot of lemon juice. strain into a martini glass and garnish with a twist of lemon zest.