Paradise Lost

by0| PUBLISHED Mar 18, 2019 10:34 PM
Paradise Lost

This drink pays homage to Harry Craddock's 1930 classic Paradise cocktail. The original calls for apricot brandy, though the Paradise Lost relies on the much higher proof of Everclear® to achieve pure apricot flavor and blended scotch adds another layer of complexity to highlight the stone fruit and citrus notes of the ingredients. Cocktail and tincture recipe by Eamon Rockey from Betony in NYC.

Yield: makes 1 Cocktail

Cocktail Ingredients

  • 2 oz. blended scotch whiskey
  • 1 oz. orange juice
  • <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>4</sub> oz. lemon juice
  • <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>4</sub> oz. Apricot Tincture

Apricot Tincture

  • 4 oz. Everclear<sup>®</sup>
  • 4 dried apricots, chopped
  • 8 white peppercorns
  • 1 green cardamom pod
  • 1 clove


  • Combine all ingredients and let macerate for 24 hours. Strain and store at room temperature.