Thursday, March 11, 2010

Maiden's Prayer

We enjoy a good cocktail to wind down at the end of a work week, when entertaining or sitting out on our patio. My husband over the years has earned a reputation among our friends for his cocktail shaking prowess.

This cocktail is tasty, a bit sour but makes a refreshing palate-opening before a meal.


Maiden's Prayer
Makes two 4-1/4 ounce drinks
Recipe from: Raising the Bar

Ingredients:
3 ounces good quality gin
3 ounces fresh orange juice (from approximately 1 orange)
1-1/2 ounces fresh lemon juice (from approximately 1 lemon)
1 ounce triple sec
2 orange twists for garnish

Directions:
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add all the ingredients except the orange twists.  Shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosted and beaded with sweat.

Strain in cocktail glasses, garnish with the orange twists, and serve.

Enjoy!

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63 comments:

3 hungry tummies said...

What a refreshing looking cocktail and I love the name too. Maybe one day I'll join you at your patio for your husband's cocktails!

Joanne said...

I will take one thank you very much! I love a good citrus cocktail...and I deserve one after this two exam week!

lakeviewer said...

Great name for a great drink I hope to try soon.

Foy Update - Garden Cook Write Repeat said...

What a good thing to have prowess in: cocktail shaking.

TKW said...

Expert cocktail shaker here, too! This one is something I definitely will try! Thanks!

Kim said...

This is a drink that I could have before, during and after the meal;D It looks delicious.

KennyT said...

What a great party drink!

Rebecca said...

mmmm... looks good - even in the morning!! haha

Cathy said...

cheers! That is one great looking drink :)

Debbie said...

Yum!

Bo said...

This sounds really refreshing! I will have to try it!

Susan Fields said...

Mmm...this makes me look forward to spring and warm evenings on the deck.

Vrinda said...

Tempting cocktail...

Anncoo said...

This is looks great and refreshing.

Megan Carroll said...

We have an evening cocktail too!

Bob said...

Oooo, that sounds amazing. I love gin and citrus, it's such a good combo.

Pam said...

This has all my favorite cocktail ingredients!!

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

What a nice Friday ritual! I love the name. And it's high time I try gin instead of vodka. This cocktail could be the perfect gateway...

buffalodick said...

Sounds great! Of course, you're talking to a guy that would drink paint thinner...:)

Sage said...

Sounds wonderful! Can almost taste it.
Rita

My Carolina Kitchen said...

We love a cocktail to wind down the day too. I would love to spend the cocktail hour at your house if you served this gorgeous drink.
Sam

Karen Harris said...

This looks like a great way to kick off the weekend. Yum!

Heavenly Housewife said...

I love the name of this drink. It sounds really refreshing :)
*kisses* HH

Chris said...

Shaken, not stirred. Love it;)

sweetlife said...

looks so refreshing!!

sweetlife

Rambling Tart said...

How delightful! I'm always interested in yummy new drinks and this looks splendid and SO refreshing! :-)

Claudia said...

Oh yes, please. A perfect palette opener before the meal and love the tang.

Jessica said...

I love a nice cocktail, and this looks very refreshing! The citrus notes seem like they'd be very nice on a warm day.

Bridgett said...

Sour works for me! It would be perfectly refreshing for summer.

Julie said...

Beautiful! Come on summer!!! We received snow today. We're so ready for warm weather here!

Jen_from_NJ said...

I can't wait to sit out on my patio with one of these cocktails! Thanks for sharing!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The recipe makes my mouth water! Would be great to make while we are in Florida and have lots of fresh fruit! Thanks! ♥

Lindsay Rudolph said...

I have not been able to drink gin. But maybe mixed with all the other yummy stuff, it just might work. If anything, I could probably sub vodka, don't you think?
Thanks for the cocktail recipe. With spring approaching, I am feeling the need for something fruity at cocktail time!

Sandi said...

that looks really tasty Velva....love the color....just like sunshine!

Faith said...

This sounds so refreshing and the name is adorable!

Mags said...

I love it when you post cocktail recipes. And anything with "maiden's prayer" in the title makes me feel holier. That's always a good thing...lol

Michelle said...

This sounds like a wonderful summertime cocktail! Love the name Maiden's Prayer!

Pierce said...

Wait...I'll go get a glass!

The Gypsy Chef said...

Maiden's Prayer? A maiden would need a prayer after a couple of these! They sound wonderful!
I have a glass, what time are cocktails?
Pam

Hungry Dog said...

Sounds perfect for kicking off the weekend. I love the name!

5 Star Foodie said...

Sounds so refreshing with citrus flavors!

The Cooking Photographer said...

Velva I love your drinks! Tonight I'm making this one.

Gulmohar said...

A perfect party drink..I have all the ingredients with me,and will try this for sure :-)

Mimi said...

Great cocktail, so refreshing and healthy all that vitamin C. I'm headed over to the orange tree right now.
Mimi

Karen said...

Cheers! This looks refreshing... have a great weekend!

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

This sounds delicious...a great hot weather drink.

Stella said...

Hi Velva, this sounds so refreshing and citrusy. It's a Florida martini! I made something similiar with the oranges and tangerines growing in my neighbors yard. Yes, I'm a citrus thief, but what does anyone expect from a witch!

midwesttomidlands said...

Sounds great - refreshing yet relaxing. Cheers!

Paula Kiger said...

I'll have a few! Looks refreshing and delicious.

Lyndsey said...

Oh wow, I am so late to comment! We love a good quality gin and a coctail to wind down especially sitting on our lanai! Looks good! Cheers!

Chow and Chatter said...

great way to wind down

Cooking Rookie said...

This must be really refreshing - how can one go wrong with such ingredients :-)

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) said...

Lovely cocktail. Love the sunny yellow :)

pierre said...

hi velva nice start of hte week end !! cheers from PIerre in CHampagne !

Diana's Cocina said...

Lovely! This sounds perfect.

Eliana said...

There is nothing like a good cocktail to start off the weekend. This one looks super tasty.

Marguerite said...

Looks like a perfect Spring cocktail! Love the citrus. Cheers!

Mark @ Cafe Campana said...

Gin at oranges. Sounds like a perfect combinations. A good cocktail always gets me in the mood to party :)

Chey can cook! (and more) said...

this may become my summer drink - yum!

Katy ~ said...

Yummm...I happen to have all these ingredients on hand. I'm not much of a drinker, but I think I might have to try one of these tonight!

Foodycat said...

I'm no longer a maiden, but this looks like my idea of a heavenly cocktail!

The Food Hunter said...

I'm a gin drinker so this sounds like the perfect cocktail. Will be having one or maybe two this weekend. :-)

The Absence of Alternatives said...

I will try this for husb today! I have all the ingredients handy for once. LOL. He loves gin. I on the other hand can't stand it because of some college mishaps...

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