Angel's Delight Cocktail

Angel's Delight Gin Cocktail

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Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
207 Calories
11g Fat
8g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 30mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The angel's delight is a wonderful dessert cocktail to serve at a dinner party. It's an unusual gin cocktail in that it uses triple sec and cream. And that pretty pink color comes from a hint of grenadine, which adds to the sweetness.

Surprisingly, all of that works very well when it comes together. While it's definitely not the typical flavor profile for gin, the spirit's botanicals are rather nice against the creamy fruit taste. Just be sure not to overdo it on the cream. A little too much can throw off the drink's balance.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a cocktail shaker, pour the gin, triple sec, cream, and grenadine. Fill with ice.

  3. Shake well.

  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

  5. Serve and enjoy.


  • Dry gin is a popular choice for this cocktail and the bold flavors will not get lost in the mix. You might, however, want to experiment with some of the softer gins, such as Aviation or Bloom, which tend to be more floral than piney.
  • Be sure that the quality of your triple sec matches that of your gin. Cheaper options can be very syrupy and that will not produce a great cocktail. Go with top-shelf brands like Cointreau or Combier or switch to another orange liqueur like Grand Marnier.
  • Heavy cream is a popular option for most creamy cocktails. Milk is a far lighter option and will work, or you can take the middle path and pour half and half.
  • A chilled glass is highly recommended for this drink. It will keep the cocktail cold longer, which helps marry the flavors. To do it at the last minute, simply place a few ice cubes in the glass while you mix up the drink, then discard them before straining.

Recipe Variations

  • The grenadine can be replaced with almost any sweet red fruit liqueur. Try it with Chambord for a black raspberry twist, pour crème de cassis for a delicious black currant flavor, or go with a strawberry liqueur.
  • If the botanical profile of gin is too much, mix this cocktail up with vodka instead. You can even add more flavor with an infused vodka; vanilla, berry, or dessert vodkas would all be good options.

How Strong Is an Angel's Delight?

The angel's delight is a rather gentle cocktail with an alcohol content just a little stronger than a glass of wine. When made with 80-proof gin and 60-proof triple sec, it will shake up to about 17 percent ABV (34 proof). Its sweet taste can trick you into one too many though.