Maiden’s Blush

Maiden’s Blush stands as a testament to the enduring allure of gin-sour cocktails, a category that has captured my heart. This classic libation found its debut in the hallowed pages of Harry Craddock’s timeless 1930 opus, “The Savoy Cocktail Book.”

Over the years, Maiden’s Blush has evolved into a myriad of delightful variations, each with its own unique charm. Among these, my personal favorite hails from Gaz Regan’s revered tome, “The Joy of Cocktails.” This rendition boasts a bolder, more pronounced sour note that tantalizes the taste buds.

One distinguishing feature of this exquisite cocktail is the addition of grenadine, which not only does it expertly smooth the inherent dryness of gin, but it also imparts a captivating hue reminiscent of a maiden’s delicate blush. It’s a perfect harmony of flavors and aesthetics, making it a cherished choice for any cocktail enthusiast.

-2 oz/60 ml of Gin
-2/3 oz/20 ml triple sec
-1/2 oz/15 ml fresh lemon juice
-bar spoon (5 ml) of Grenadine

Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker over ice and shake. Strain into the chilled cocktail glass and enjoy.

Cocktail glass

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