Paradise is a sweet fruity cocktail made with rum and fruit juices, often served with a tropical garnish. It is a refreshing and vibrant drink that evokes images of paradise and relaxation.

Paradise recipe

  • 3.5 cl (7 parts) gin
  • 2 cl (4 parts) apricot brandy
  • 1.5 cl (3 parts) orange juice

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

Directions for how to make the Paradise

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add 3.5 cl (7 parts) gin to the shaker.
  3. Add 2 cl (4 parts) apricot brandy to the shaker.
  4. Add 1.5 cl (3 parts) orange juice to the shaker.
  5. Shake the shaker vigorously for 10-15 seconds.
  6. Place a cocktail strainer on top of the shaker.
  7. Pour the mixture through the strainer into a chilled cocktail glass.
  8. Serve immediately and enjoy your Paradise drink!

Tips for how to make the perfect Paradise

  • Use fresh and high-quality ingredients, such as freshly squeezed orange juice and premium rum.
  • Use a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously with ice to ensure the ingredients are well-mixed and chilled.
  • Garnish with a slice of pineapple or orange to add a nice touch of tropical flair.
  • Experiment with different fruit juices and rum blends to find your preferred flavor profile.

Alcohol-free alternative to the Paradise

One alcohol-free alternative to the drink Paradise would be a mocktail made with fruit juices, such as orange, pineapple, and cranberry, mixed with a splash of club soda or sparkling water for a fizzy finish. To enhance the sweetness, honey or agave syrup can be added as a natural sweetener. A garnish of a pineapple wedge or orange slice can add a tropical touch and visually enhance the drink’s appeal. This mocktail can provide a refreshing and fruity drink option that can be enjoyed by all, regardless of alcohol preferences.

Paradise fun facts

  1. Paradise is a tiki-style cocktail that was first documented in the 1930s and has since become a classic drink in the world of mixology.
  2. The drink is made with gin, apricot brandy, and orange juice, and is often garnished with a cherry and a slice of orange or pineapple.
  3. Despite its name, the Paradise cocktail has no actual connection to the tropical fruit or the concept of paradise - it is simply a catchy name that was chosen by the drink’s creator.
  4. The Paradise cocktail is often associated with beach culture and tiki bars, and is frequently served in tiki-themed glassware.
  5. There are many variations of the Paradise cocktail, with some recipes including ingredients like lemon juice, grenadine, or bitters, and others using different types of brandy or liqueurs.