|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 1 cocktail (1 serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 5g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||2%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
The Idonis is a simple and sweetly pleasant cocktail. It pairs vodka with lush apricot brandy and some pineapple for a taste of the tropics. An interesting cocktail to try, it may not become your favorite, but it offers a unique, slightly sweet taste that's a nice change at times.
This cocktail seems like it would be almost transparent with the long pour of vodka, but the pineapple juice makes a difference. When shaken, the fruit juice takes on a foamy quality and that texture takes over everything else in the drink. That isn't at all bad and is what makes the juice a great mixer because you know it can add a mouthfeel that other mixers can't provide.
Gather the ingredients.
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes, pour the vodka, apricot brandy, and pineapple juice.
Serve and enjoy!
- If you don't like that "pineapple cream," feel free to stir this drink. Be sure to do so long enough (about 30 seconds) to ensure a properly mixed drink.
- This is one drink where sweet apricot brandy liqueurs may actually be preferred over unsweetened brandy distilled straight from the fruit. That extra sweetness can bring the drink into balance, though it's good to try both options to see which you prefer.
- Some people enjoy the Idonis with 1 ounce of apricot brandy as well.
- A chilled cocktail glass helps bring the drink's flavors together. If you don't have room in the freezer to keep a few frosty (they are awkward and take up space), give it a quick chill instead. Simply place a few ice cubes in the glass while you mix up the drink and discard them before straining.
How Strong Is an Idonis Cocktail?
Very similar to the Idonis, the Katinka is another fruity cocktail that mixes vodka with apricot brandy. It is an interesting mix of flavors that create a smooth sipper and the mint garnish adds eye appeal along with a hint of extra flavor that makes it a little more interesting.