Paradise Cocktail – Make This Fantastic 1917 Hugo Ensslin Recipe

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Paradise Cocktail
Paradise Cocktail

For this one, think of a powerful screwdriver. This cocktail is from Hugo Ensslin’s 1917 book Recipes for Mixed drinks. I like a lot of his cocktails; they are a good balance of flavor and strength. The other cool part of his book is that it is the last American cocktail book published before prohibition. So it serves as an excellent time capsule of cocktails during the height of the temperance movement, right before alcohol was national outlawed.


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Paradise Cocktail

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Learn how to make a classic paradise cocktail by Hugo Ensslin from his 1917 book Recipes for mixed drinks.


  • 1 oz Orange Juice

  • 1 oz Apricot Brandy

  • 1 oz Dry Gin


  • Combine all ingredients in the shaker and add ice to the shaker.
  • Vigorously shake till the shaker is ice cold and frosted.
  • Strain into glass to remove ice shards.


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