Paradise (cocktail)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
IBA Official Cocktail
Paradise cocktail.jpg
Type Cocktail
Primary alcohol by volume
Served Straight up; without ice
Standard drinkware
Cocktail Glass (Martini).svg
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]

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]


  1. ^ Harry Craddock (1930). The Savoy Cocktail Book. Constable & Company, London. ISBN 1-86205-296-4. 
  2. ^