Blue Paradise

Difford's Guide

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Photographed in a

Retro Coupe

Garnish:

Lemon zest twist

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

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Review:

This is one of those cocktails where the bitter and aromatic oils from the lemon zest twist is crucial to the balance and overall success of the cocktail. This is a hero cocktail for parfait amour so I've upped its proportion at the expense of the aromatised wine, at least when compared to other interpretations (60ml (2oz) cognac, 30ml (1oz) Dubonnet Red, 4 dashes Parfait Amour) which also call for this classic to be shaken.

History:

A vintage cocktail saved from obscurity thanks to its inclusion in Ted "Dr. Cocktail" Haigh's Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails where he says, "It was the creation of Emil Bauwens, head barman at the Bar Saint-James in Brussels and recorded in his book, Livre de Cocktails."

Nutrition:

One serving of Blue Paradise contains 169 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.7 standard drinks
  • 27.97% alc./vol. (55.94° proof)
  • 24.5 grams of pure alcohol
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