Hoop La! | Cocktail Party

Hoop La!

Hoop La cocktail with cognac and apricot liqueur

This is one of those drinks that goes back so far, it’s had a million different recipes attached to the moniker. While we usually do the dirty work of choosing the best recipe for you, our faithful drinkers, we hew to the superior wisdom of Hebug, a reddit user who prepares a classic cocktail every week (or so). Most of the original recipes call for Cointreau (triple sec) as the sweetener, but Hebug’s experiments – which we were compelled to replicate, in the name of science – reveal a much better drink with the substitution of apricot brandy. We’ve selected that as our preferred version, but you can still make a wonderful Hoop La! with triple sec.

Ingredients

Instructions

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass, a coupé glass, or anything dainty and cute.

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