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A bowl martini glass filled with the cocktail in front of the classic glass. There are lemon wheels in the drink as garnish - square

Naked Lady Cocktail

A perfectly balanced cocktail made with rum, sweet vermouth, apricot brandy and simple syrup and is perfect for sipping before a meal
Course Cocktails
Cuisine Cocktails
Keyword cocktails with lemon in them, naked lady cocktail, rum cocktails, sweet vermouth cocktails
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 Cocktails
Calories 210kcal


  • 2.5 ounces rum I used gold
  • 2.5 ounces sweet vermouth
  • 1 ounce apricot brandy
  • 1 ounce lemon juice freshly squeezed


  • 2 lemon wheels thinly sliced


  • Fill cocktail shaker ½ way with ice
  • Add rum, vermouth, brandy and lemon juice
  • Cap shaker and shake for 15 seconds
  • Strain and divide into the martini glasses and float a lemon wheel in each glass
  • Sip
  • Smile
  • Enjoy


Tips for making the cocktail:
  • The standard naked lady cocktail recipes calls for grenadine, which I don't use it because it makes the drink too sweet and not balanced.  Try it my way first and if you still prefer it sweeter, add 1 ounce of grenadine.
  • You can use white or gold rum, but just know your choice will affect the color of the cocktail.
  • You won't be using simple syrup to sweeten this cocktail because sweet vermouth is a sweet alcohol.
Tips for buying and washing lemons
  • The way to pick a great lemon at the market is to first heft it in your hand.  The heavier lemons have more juice than the lighter ones.
  • When picking a lemon, smell it too.  The more lemon fragrance, the fresher the lemon.
  • Try to gauge the thickness of the rind.  The thinner the rind, the more juice it will yield.
  • Wash your lemons before juicing.  Here's how:  place the lemons in a bowl with three cups of water and 1 cup of white vinegar. After 10 minutes, remove the lemons and run them under cold water, using a brush to scrub the skin.
  • If I'm washing one lemon, I just use a natural non-scented hand soap and scrub the skin with a brush.  Then I rinse the lemon off well with cold water.
  • Before juicing the lemon, roll it between your palm and a hard surface like a counter.  Doing this will help release the juice.


Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Vitamin C: 5.5mg