Almost Paradise

A cocktail garnished with cucumber.
Almost Paradise, one of House's most definitive cocktail creations, combines rosemary, cucumber and egg — ingredients that were extremely uncommon in cocktails when she crafted the drink more than a decade ago. (Photo: Courtesy of Lynn House.)

Lynn House was well ahead of her time when she created this cocktail in the early aughts.


  • 112 ounce Belvedere Citrus vodka
  • 34 ounce Martini and Rossi Bianco Vermouth
  • 1 ounce cucumber juice
  • 1 egg white
  • 12 ounce lemon juice
  • 12 ounce rosemary syrup


Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, dry shake first. Once egg white is integrated into cocktails add ice and re shake. Serve up. Garnish with a slice of lemon and cucumber.