Idonis Cocktail

Idonis Cocktail

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Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
182 Calories
0g Fat
7g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 182
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 14mg 69%
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 42mg 1%
*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 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.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka

  • 1/2 ounce apricot brandy

  • 1 ounce pineapple juice

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a cocktail shaker, pour the vodka, apricot brandy, and pineapple juice. Fill with ice.

  3. Shake well.

  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

  5. Serve and enjoy.

Tips

  • 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?

The Idonis has a good deal of alcohol, though the pineapple juice does a good job of masking that taste. However, it's a strong drink, weighing in at 24 percent ABV (48 proof), which is similar to other fruity vodka martinis.

Recipe Variation

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.

  • To make it, pour 1 1/2 ounces of vodka, 1/2 ounce of apricot brandy, and 1/2 ounce lime juice into a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.