Heavenly Cocktail Recipe

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Heavenly cocktail is a divine creation, first crafted by the legendary mixologist, Angelique Delacroix, in the 1920s. It was said to be the favorite drink of the elite and the glamorous, often enjoyed at lavish parties and exclusive gatherings.

  • The name 'Heavenly' was inspired by its ethereal taste and the feeling of pure bliss it brings to those who sip it.
  • It is rumored that famous celebrities and royalty have enjoyed this cocktail in secret, adding to its allure and mystique.
  • The Heavenly cocktail has been passed down through generations of skilled bartenders, each adding their own personal touch to the recipe.

How Heavenly Tastes?

The Heavenly cocktail is a harmonious blend of sweet, sour, and slightly bitter flavors. It has a velvety texture with a hint of effervescence, making it both refreshing and indulgent. The taste is rich and complex, with notes of citrus, vanilla, and a subtle herbal undertone.

Interesting facts about Heavenly

  • The original recipe for the Heavenly cocktail was said to be lost in a fire, but has since been meticulously recreated by dedicated mixologists.
  • Some believe that the Heavenly cocktail has aphrodisiac properties, making it a popular choice for romantic occasions.
  • The garnish used in the Heavenly cocktail is said to represent the wings of an angel, symbolizing the divine nature of the drink.


A few good options for Heavenly are:

  • Brockmans
  • Silent Pool Gin
  • Hendrick's Gin

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Using 2oz of gin provides a balanced alcohol base without overpowering the cocktail. Gin brings herbal and juniper notes which lay the foundation for the other flavors. Less, and it might be lost among the other ingredients; more could overshadow the subtleties of elderflower and lemon.

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Elderflower Liqueur

At 1oz, elderflower liqueur gives a sweet, floral essence to the drink. It's the golden thread tying our flavors together. Skip it, and you miss out on the 'heavenly' character of the cocktail. A suitable alternative might be St. Germain.

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Lemon Juice

0.75oz lemon juice adds just the right amount of acidity to balance the sweetness and to give that refreshing zing. Too much could sour the experience, too little and the cocktail falls flat. Fresh is best!

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Simple Syrup

A mere 0.5oz to softly sweeten and add viscosity—think of it as the peacemaker between sharp lemon and potent spirits. Without it, the drink can be a tad too tart. Agave nectar or honey could be used as alternatives for a different kind of sweetness.

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Egg White

The solitary egg white creates a foamy top and a smooth mouthfeel; it's like the cloud on which our cocktail sits. Leave it out, and you'll miss the heavenly texture that matches the name. A vegan alternative is aquafaba (chickpea water), which provides a similar frothiness.

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1oz of Prosecco adds a fizz of excitement—bringing a celebratory touch to the drink. Profoundly missed if absent because the bubbles elevate the cocktail to celestial heights. Champagne could be used instead, for a more luxurious twist.

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Edible Gold Leaf

The edible gold leaf is the garnish of the gods, a final flourish that captures the 'heavenly' theme more than it alters flavor. It can be omitted for a less opulent approach but doing so would rob the cocktail of its divine appeal.

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Lemon Twist

Finally, the lemon twist is more than a visual charm; it's a zesty blessing. The oils expressed over the drink enhance the citrus notes and add an aromatic olfactory dimension. No twist, no magic!

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Recipe. How to make Heavenly Drink

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the gin, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
  2. Add the egg white and perform a dry shake (without ice) for about 15 seconds to emulsify the egg white.
  3. Add ice to the shaker and shake vigorously for another 15-20 seconds.
  4. Strain the mixture into a chilled coupe glass.
  5. Top with prosecco and gently stir to combine.
  6. Carefully place the edible gold leaf on the surface of the cocktail.
  7. Garnish with a lemon twist, artfully positioned on the rim of the glass.

Pro Tips

  • Dry Shake: This technique is crucial for achieving the perfect frothy texture. It helps to emulsify the egg white, creating a rich and creamy foam.
  • Edible Gold Leaf: Be gentle when handling the gold leaf. It's very delicate and can easily tear.
  • Garnish: The lemon twist not only adds a pop of color but also a burst of citrus aroma that enhances the overall drinking experience.

Perfect Pairings


  • Oysters: The minerality of gin pairs splendidly with the ocean freshness of oysters.
  • Smoked Salmon Canapés: Complementing the floral notes of elderflower with the smokiness of salmon.

Main Dishes

  • Grilled Chicken Salad: The acidity of the lemon juice in the cocktail cuts nicely through the fattiness of the dressing.
  • Seared Scallops: A perfect match for the light, bubbly Prosecco topping of the cocktail.


  • Goat Cheese: The tanginess of goat cheese goes well with the bright, citrus notes of the cocktail.


  • Lemon Tart: The cocktail's lemon twist garnish echoes the tart's citrus flavors, enhancing the overall experience.

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What you could change in Heavenly

  • Gin: If you're not a fan of gin, you can substitute it with vodka. It will give the cocktail a smoother, less botanical flavor.
  • Elderflower Liqueur: If you can't find elderflower liqueur, St. Germain is a good substitute. It has a similar floral sweetness.
  • Prosecco: If you prefer a less fizzy cocktail, you can replace the prosecco with white wine.

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Berry Divine

  • Swap elderflower liqueur with 1oz crème de cassis.
  • Use berry-infused gin.
  • Top up with a dash of elderflower soda instead of Prosecco. The cocktail will transition into a berry bliss, with a deeper, fruitier profile and a hint of elderflower essence. It's angelic with an edge.

Golden Spice

  • Add a pinch of ground cinnamon to the shaker.
  • 2 dashes of orange bitters.
  • Replace simple syrup with honey syrup.
  • Top with an orange twist instead of lemon. Expect a spicier, more aromatic concoction that flirts with your senses and provides a warm embrace, while still maintaining its elegant posture.

Vegan Elysium

  • Use aquafaba instead of egg white.
  • Choose a vegan certified Prosecco.
  • Opt for a sugar-free syrup to respect all dietary preferences. This twist caters to the vegan crowd with all the charm of the original. It's a guilt-free sip of paradise, sans animal products.

In case you forgot basics how to make Heavenly

The basic composition of simple syrup is relatively straightforward – a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water. This mixture is heated until the sugar dissolves, resulting in a clear, sweet syrup.

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Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

Learn everything on how to stir

Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Heavenly

What alcohol level should the gin and prosecco have for best results?

The gin should ideally have an alcohol content of 40-47% while the prosecco could have 11-13%. The strength of these alcohols can impact the overall taste and strength of the cocktail.

What is the best way to store my ingredients to ensure they remain fresh?

Most liquors like gin and elderflower liqueur do not need to be refrigerated and can be stored in a cool, dark place. Ingredients like lemon juice and egg whites should be refrigerated. Always make sure to check the expiry dates.

Can I replace the egg white with anything else if I'm vegan or allergic to eggs?

Yes, you can use aquafaba, which is the liquid from a can of unsalted, unflavored chickpeas. It acts as a vegan substitute for egg whites in cocktails.

Is there a specific time or occasion to serve the Heavenly cocktail?

The Heavenly cocktail can be served at any occasion due to its versatile flavor profile, but traditionally, it is consumed at evening social gatherings or dinner parties.

What is the role of the lemon twist in the cocktail?

In addition to enhancing the presentation, the lemon aroma adds complexity to the cocktail's aroma, providing a sensory prelude to the drink.

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