Cocktail Recipes: Persian Paradise

As one of the most fluently acquired drinks of the modern mixed drink persuasion, the Paradise cocktail is considered to be as unique as the individual that enjoys it and appreciates it, as a result. On the same wavelength as the classic "martini" the Paradise has proved to be a hit with cocktail drinkers around the globe. Although it's origin is unknown, this amazingly diverse drink has been estimated by modern mixed drink theorists to have been innovated in the post 40's era.

The traditional drink consists of an array of ingredients which include: Apricot Brandy, Gin, and Orange Juice. The drink is very much prepared like the classic martini drink except it more subjective and may or may not be combined with the ice.

I decided to create my own original spin on the recipe without changing it dramatically, as a result.

Persian Paradise

4 oz. Gin
3 oz. Apricot Brandy
2 oz. Amaretto Liqueur
1 oz. Raspberry Liqueur
3 oz. Orange Juice

Combine the Gin, Apricot Brandy, Amaretto Liqueur, Raspberry Liqueur, and Orange Juice into a chilled cocktail glass and serve on the rocks with a maraschino cherry.