Paradise Cocktail

Paradise Cocktail
Matthew Kelly / Supercall

Made with equal parts gin, apricot brandy and orange juice, the Paradise Cocktail is almost vulgar to drink in its original form. It’s an unbalanced, saccharine mess. In an effort to save the classic cocktail, we decided to tweak the recipe to make it as delicious as the name implies. Somewhere in between the version in the Savoy Cocktail Book and author David Wondrich’s variation, this modernized take is a refreshing beach-tail that’s perfect for summer imbibing. Just remember to use fresh squeezed orange juice instead of the concentrated stuff from the bottle—it makes a world of difference.



  • 2 oz Gin
  • 0.25 oz Apricot Brandy
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • 0.5 oz Lemon Juice
  • Apricot Bitters (optional)
  • Orchid, for garnish


Step one

Add all ingredients, sans the garnish, to a shaker tin with ice. Shake.

Step two

Using a Hawthorne strainer, strain the cocktail into a chilled coupe glass.

Step three

Garnish with an orchid.

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