Paradise (cocktail)

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IBA official cocktail
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Primary alcohol by volume
ServedStraight up; without ice
Standard drinkware
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Cocktail glass
IBA specified
PreparationShake together over ice. Strain into cocktail glass and serve chilled.
TimingAll Day
dagger 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 in 1930. 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]

In popular culture[edit]

The Paradise cocktail plays a key part in the 1933 Warner Bros. romantic film One Way Passage as the drink of the two star-crossed lovers played by Kay Francis and William Powell.[2]

On May 27, 2018, Snoop Dogg set the world record for the largest "Gin and Juice", a 500 litre paradise cocktail.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Harry Craddock (1930). The Savoy Cocktail Book. Constable & Company, London. ISBN 1-86205-296-4.
  2. ^ "One Way Passage -- (Movie Clip) Paradise Cocktail". Turner Classic Movies.
  3. ^ "New record: Largest Paradise cocktail". Twitter. Guiness Book of Records. Retrieved 30 May 2018.