Ideally, the Paradise cocktail should be whipped up in a cocktail shaker. However, if you do not own one, or are unable to obtain one, an electric blender will also work fine – just make sure you do not blend on too high a speed, or for too long, as the drink should be smooth and clear, not frothy and cloudy.
Start by placing your cocktail serving glass in the refrigerator to chill it. Then, pack your cocktail shaker or electric blender with crushed ice.
Now, one by one, add all the ingredients into the cocktail shaker or electric blender - 0.125 oz gin, 0.5 oz apricot brandy, and 1 oz orange juice.
Shake the cocktail shaker for around 15 seconds, in order to mix the ingredients and make sure all the flavours are properly combined. If you are using an electric blender, simply blend the ingredients on slow speed for 8 seconds at most.
Once the cocktail has been blended to perfection, take the chilled cocktail glass out of the refrigerator, hold a strainer above it, and then proceed to pour your Paradise cocktail into the glass. Finish by garnishing the glass with a fresh orange wedge. Your Paradise cocktail is now ready – serve chilled.