A sixth heaven is a drink I made when i didnt have the ingredients for a 'Seventh Heaven' from Ted Haigh's book "Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails". I was drunk on New Year's Eve 2012, and didnt have grapefruit juice or maraschino liquer, so I subbed SodaStream's diet grapfruit concentrate and maraschino juice, and played with it till it was right. When i bought the ingredients and made the real one, i decided mine was not as sublime (being kind of sweet and coy) so I named it a "sixth heaven", since it was below a "seventh heaven".

The Sixth Heaven Cocktail:Edit

  • 4 oz gin
  • ½ oz lime juice (about 1/2 lime full squeezed, or 3/4 of a lime normally squeezed)
  • ¼ oz Maraschino juice

Shake with ice, garnish with a maraschino cherry. Serves 2.

The Seventh Heaven Cocktail:Edit

The original recipe

  • ½ oz Maraschino liqueur (Luxardo)
  • ½ oz fresh grapefruit juice
  • fresh mint

Shake with ice until cold; strain into a well-chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.