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Vintage Cocktails #56: The Jupiter Cocktail

Hailing first from Harry McElhone’s ABC of Mixing Cocktails (1923), this cocktail then appears in The Savoy Cocktail Book (1930), The Official Mixer’s Manual (1934), and The How and When (1937). After this it seems to vanish into thin air, perhaps on account of its difficulty in preparing, as well as the inclusion of the potent Parfait Amour as one of its ingredients. This drink is one which much be measured precisely. Just a few drops out of proportion, and you will wonder what the fuss is all about. But, if mixed up just right, a perfectly balanced drink of marshmallows and bubblegum arises. I say give it a try. Otherwise you’ll never know what your missing out on. Cheers!

The Jupiter Cocktail
1 1/2 oz Gin
3/4 oz Dry Vermouth
1 tsp Parfait Amour
1 tsp Orange Juice

Vintage Cocktails #29: The Blue Paradise Cocktail

Up next we have the curiously named Blue Paradise cocktail, which was created by Belgian barman Emil Bauwens. I’m not really sure about the naming of his drinks, as it is not blue in any shape or form. The forgotten spirit in this particular drink is Parfait Amour.

Parfait Amour is a purple liqueur, usually created from a curacao base and flavored with rose petals, orange blossom, vanilla and almonds. While Parfait Amour is not too common, it is produced both by the House of Lucas Bols in the Netherlands, as well as Marie Brizard in France.

Blue Paradise
2 oz Cognac
1 oz Dubonnet Rouge
4 Dashes Parfait Amour