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Paradise Cocktail or Martini

By FineArtBartender

paradise cocktail as martini with peach garnishThe Paradise cocktail is one of the not so known classic cocktails that has long been a favourite of many of us. Where the classic Martini is dry, the Paradise is sweet and fruity, a really nice accompaniment to summer evening dinners. Make sure you use fresh squeezed orange juice to complement the gin in the drink. As for the gin, a London dry gin like Beefeater is perfect.

Who Invented The Paradise Cocktail

The Paradise Cocktail was invented by Harry Craddock and it is a pure classic. This cocktail has absolutely classic composition – gin as main alcohol, apricot brandy (actually is not a brandy, it is sweet fruit liqueur) as sweetener and freshly squeezed orange juice as compliment.


Things You Are Going To Need to Create Paradise

  • Gin
  • Apricot brandy
  • Orange juice
  • Cocktail shaker and strainer
  • Cocktail glass (chilled)
  • Ice cubes

How to Prepare The Paradise Cocktail

Add ice to your cocktail shaker, along with the following:

  1. 1.5 ounces gin
  2. 0.25 ounces of apricot brandy
  3. 1.25 ounces orange juice
  4. Shake for a 10 count
  5. Strain the drink into a chilled  glass (NO ice in the cocktail glass!).
  6. Enjoy

The juniper from the gin mixed with orange, and a touch of apricot brandy makes this a tasty sipping cocktail. This is the neat version of the drink, but a Paradise shooter is also pretty popular.

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