Paradise Cocktail

Paradise. Mmmm. I'm thinking beaches and palm trees, and someone bringing me cold drinks on the beach. I don't immediately place gin there, but I could be convinced. This looks like a pretty sweet cocktail on the tin, but this is the same in all three books. That dash of lemon juice doesn't look like it's going to balance very much of the sugar.

Paradise Cocktail

The Recipe

1.5 oz. gin
.75 oz. apricot brandy
.75 oz. orange juice
1 dash of lemon juice

The Tasting

This is a really fruity drink, and not in a horrible way. It is indeed getting on the sweet side though, so I would actually bump the lemon juice up to a teaspoon. There's nothing complex going on here, but I'm adding this one to my bar list as a nice simple, sweet, fruity option, since I can see it being easy and appealing for some of my regulars.

This post is part of a series working through some of the cocktails in a Danish bartender's notebook from the 1930s, Lommebogen. You can read more about this project in my initial post, or browse all Lommebogen posts.