I think the whole country wishes they were in "paradise" right now, so I recommend the Paradise cocktail to lift your spirits....pun intended. *Wink* The Paradise cocktail is taken from the nifty little book Tiki Drinks by Adam Rocke with illustrations by Shag. I recommend this book to those who are interested in making their own tropical libations and starting to build a bar, but may be intimidated by overly complicated cocktails. The recipes are listed alphabetical order and I really like that! Along side the tasty Tiki drink recipes, there are awesome illustrations by the amazing Josh Agle aka Shag.
Just one neat-o example of Shag Art!
1 oz. Gin (I like Hendrick's since it has a milder flavor)
1 oz. Apricot Brandy
1 1/2 oz. Orange juice
Fill cocktail shaker with ice, add ingredients, and shake well. Strain into an ice-filled old fashioned glass or Tiki mug!