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
ingredientsdagger
Preparation Shake together over ice. Strain into cocktail glass and serve chilled.
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. 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]

See also[edit]

References[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.