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
  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
152 Calories
0g Fat
5g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Amount per serving
Calories 152
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 0g
Calcium 6mg 0%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


Steps 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. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

  3. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

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