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Limey Apricot Rum Cooler

Mixing sweet apricot nectar with tart lime juice makes this rum cooler extra refreshing.

  • Servings: 4
  • Yield:

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2003


  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated lime zest (about 6 limes)
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons, freshly squeezed lime juice (about 3 limes)
  • 2 cups apricot nectar, chilled
  • 1 1/4 cups white rum


  1. In a food processor, pulse lime zest with the sugar until finely ground. Measure out 1/4 cup mixture; transfer the rest to a shallow dish. Pour 2 tablespoons lime juice into another dish. Dip rims of four glasses in juice, then in sugar mixture, coating well.

  2. In a blender, puree apricot nectar, rum, remaining 1/4 cup lime juice, reserved zest 1/4 cup mixture, and 2 cups ice. Divide among prepared glasses, and serve immediately.

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