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How to Make the Irish Whiskey & Apricot Highball Cocktail

Our Lush Life guest Gregory J. Buda is mixing an Irish Whiskey & Apricot Soda – a match made in heaven! Sadly, unless you can scam a few bottles of Dickie’s Dried Apricot Soda, you can’t make this at home. Still, you can make Cinnamon Tincture at home. The recipe is below!

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Irish Whiskey & Apricot at Dickie's Bar London

Irish Ginger & Apricot Highball


  • 50ml Green Spot Irish Whiskey
  • Dickie's Dried Apricot Soda
  • Atomized Cinnamon Tincture*
  • A dried apricot


  1. In an ice-filled highball, gently build
  2. Add Green Spot Irish Whiskey;
  3. Top with Dickie's Dried Apricot Soda
  4. Add 5 sprays of atomized Cinnamon Tincture over the surface of the drink
  5. Garnish with the dried apricot
  6. Serve with a straw


To make the Cinnamon Tincture

Step one:

Roast 5 cinnamon sticks at 400°F or toast them in a pan set over high heat until slightly smoking. Let the sticks cool before handling.

Step two:

Break the cinnamon sticks into ½-inch pieces and place them in a spice bag.

Step three:

Steep the cinnamon in a sealed 16-ounce jar with 500 ml of grain alcohol, vodka or other high-proof neutral spirit for 7–14 days. Remove the cinnamon from the tincture and discard. Stored in a cool environment, the tincture can keep for several months.

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