DrinkExistence Logo

Parisian Blonde Cocktail

Jump to Recipe

The Parisian Blonde cocktail is a drink built with Jamaican rum, orange curacao, and heavy cream!

Parisian Blonde Cocktail Info

This cocktail first appeared in Harry Craddock's 1930 bartender reference "the Savoy Cocktail Book." It is an iconic drink despite its modern flavors. Its traditional combination of hogo-heavy Jamaican Rum (not used in this recipe), orange curacao, and heavy cream makes it an excellent choice for any modern cocktail bar. Dale DeGroff (the King Cocktail) suggests this drink as an after-dinner dessert. He calls it "a simple but perfect combination." This drink can be served with a dessert and as a dessert by itself. It is up to you, but both ways work! I recommend serving the Parisian Blonde by itself if your dinner was on the heavy side and with a dessert if it was a lighter meal.

Craddock's recipe for this drink calls for grated nutmeg to be sprinkled on top as garnish; this has since become a tradition. 

Parisian Blonde

Pair it with a dinner dessert!


5 from 2 votes
Course: Drink, Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 minute
Mix Time: 1 minute
Servings: 1 Serving(s)


  • 30 ml Jamaican Rum
  • 30 ml Orange Curacao
  • 30 ml Heavy Cream


  • Add the ingredients and ice to a shaker.
  • Shake the drink cold.
  • Strain into a cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with nutmeg.
  • Serve!

Video Instructions

Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 29mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 444IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.04mg
Share This Recipe!
Become A Bar Master!
Join our newsletter & receive our cocktail recipes once a month! We also send out special offers from time to time.

The Latest Recipes!
What’s Up, Doc Cocktail
The What’s Up, Doc cocktail is a drink built with bourbon whiskey, fernet-Branca, carrot juice, ginger juice, and lemon juice!
Turf Club Cocktail
The Turf Club cocktail is a drink built with London dry gin, Maraschino liqueur, dry vermouth, absinthe, and orange angostura bitters.
Copyright DrinkExistence © 2021 – 2024 All Rights Reserved.