The original recipe comes from Harry Craddock’s 1930 tome The Savoy Cocktail Book. Mixologist Gaz Regan polished it up a bit with improved ratios, and suggests trying it as highball too, by adding a half-part more gin and serving in an ice-filled tall glass with extra orange juice.
Fun fact: Rapper Snoop Dogg is a holder of the Guinness Book Of World Records title for “Largest Paradise Cocktail,” after presenting a 500-liter version of the cocktail at the Bottle Rock Napa event in 2018.
- 1½ parts Gin
- ¾ parts Apricot liqueur
- ½ part Orange juice
- ½ parts Lemon juice
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
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- The Savoy Cocktail Book by Harry Craddock