Idonis: Vodka and Apricot Brandy in a Fruity Cocktail

Idonis Cocktail
The Idonis Cocktail is a fun, fruity drink that pairs vodka, apricot brandy and pineapple juice and it is very easy to make. Photo Courtesy: © S&C Design Studios
  • 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Ratings (5)

The Idonis is a simple and sweetly pleasant cocktail. It pairs the transparent vodka with a lush apricot brandy and some pineapple for a taste of the tropics.

This cocktail seems like it would be light and airy, but the pineapple juice makes a difference. Pineapple, when shaken, 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.

If you don't like that "pineapple cream" feel, free to stir this drink, but do so long enough to ensure a properly mixed drink.

What You'll Need

How to Make It

  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

The Katinka Cocktail

Very similar to the Idonis, the Katinka is another fruity cocktail that mixes vodka with apricot brandy.

With a name like Katinka, this cocktail has to have a story behind it. Unfortunately, I haven't found it yet. At any rate, it is an interesting mix of flavors that combine to create a smooth sipper and the sprig of mint garnish adds eye appeal along with a hint of extra flavor that makes it a little more interesting.



  1. Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 152
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 1 mg
Carbohydrates 5 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 0 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)