Kayısı Cocktail with Rosewater

This cocktail is inspired by kayısı kompostosu (stewed apricot compote), which is a common Turkish dessert. Make it a mocktail for non-drinkers and kids by omitting the vodka.

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Serves: 2 | Time: 20 minutes 


  • ½ cup Kurme dried apricots
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 Tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of rosewater
  • 2 sprigs rosemary, for garnish
  • 2oz vodka


  1. In a small saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil. Stir until sugar dissolves.
  2. Add the apricots and boil on medium heat for 15 min.
  3. Remove from stove, and allow to cool. Muddle if desired.
  4. Add rosewater and vodka.
  5. Mix and garnish with rosemary.

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