The 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
- 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:
- 1.5 ounces gin
- 0.25 ounces of apricot brandy
- 1.25 ounces orange juice
- Shake for a 10 count
- Strain the drink into a chilled glass (NO ice in the cocktail glass!).
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.