Paradise (cocktail)

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Paradise
IBA Official Cocktail
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Type Cocktail
Primary alcohol by volume
Served Straight up; without ice
Standard drinkware
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Cocktail glass
IBA specified ingredients*
Preparation Shake together over ice. Strain into cocktail glass and serve chilled.
* Paradise recipe at International Bartenders Association

The Paradise is an IBA official cocktail, and is classified as a "pre-dinner" drink, an apéritif.

The earliest known in-print recipe for the Paradise Cocktail was written by Harry Craddock. This cocktail is prepared using gin, apricot brandy (apricot liqueur), and orange juice in a 2:1:1 ratio, with a splash of lemon juice.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harry Craddock (1930). The Savoy Cocktail Book. Constable & Company, London. ISBN 1-86205-296-4. 


To view the ultimate Paradise Cocktail being made see the Academy Award winning film from 1932'One Way Passage' with William Powell& Kay Francis.In the introduction setup there is a bar scene in Shanghai in which the bartender does quite a performance in making the cocktail for William Powell while absently chatting away .It is a beautiful routine& the drink with shattered glasses & stems crossed is a running bit through the film about star crossed lovers going to their deaths...