Maiden's Blush
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Maiden's Blush
Cocktail recipe

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Maiden's Blush is a classic cocktail that dates back to the 19th century. Its delicate name and blushing hue are said to have been inspired by the innocent and sweet ... more Maiden's Blush is a classic cocktail that dates back to the 19th century. Its delicate name and blushing hue are said to have been inspired by the innocent and sweet nature of a young maiden. The combination of ingredients creates a refreshing and well-balanced flavor profile that is perfect for sipping on a warm summer day. The zesty lemon juice adds a tangy kick to the mix, while the triple sec adds a hint of sweetness. The star ingredient, gin, provides a botanical undertone that complements the fruity notes of the grenadine. This cocktail is a must-try for those looking for a light and cheerful drink that is both elegant and easy to make.
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36.52% | 2.52 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Maiden's Blush

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients together with crushed ice to a cocktail shaker and shake well
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve

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·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you ensure the Maiden's Blush cocktail is properly mixed?

To ensure the Maiden's Blush cocktail is properly mixed, combine the gin, triple sec, lemon juice, and grenadine in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds to thoroughly mix the ingredients and chill the drink. Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass to achieve the desired cold and smooth consistency.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal glass type for serving a Maiden's Blush cocktail?

The ideal glass type for serving a Maiden's Blush cocktail is a cocktail glass, also commonly known as a martini glass. This choice elevates the presentation of the drink and allows the color and clarity of the cocktail to be fully appreciated. Ensure the glass is chilled before serving to enhance the drinking experience.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Maiden's Blush compare to a standard glass of wine?

A standard glass of wine (approximately 150ml) typically has an alcohol content of about 12%. The Maiden's Blush, with an alcohol content of 36.52% in a total volume of 69ml, is significantly stronger. Even though the volume of the cocktail is smaller, the overall alcohol by volume (ABV) is higher due to the presence of gin, making it more potent than wine.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish pairs well with the Maiden's Blush to enhance its appearance and flavor?

A lemon twist or a cherry pairs well with the Maiden's Blush cocktail, enhancing both its appearance and flavor. The citrus from the lemon twist adds a fragrant aroma and complements the tartness of the lemon juice, while a cherry introduces a subtle sweetness and an attractive visual element to the drink.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can you suggest a way to modify the Maiden's Blush for a sweeter taste profile?

To modify the Maiden's Blush for a sweeter taste profile, you can increase the amount of grenadine or add a small amount of simple syrup to the cocktail. Start by adding an extra quarter teaspoon of grenadine or a splash of simple syrup, taste, and adjust according to your preference. This will enhance the sweetness without overpowering the original flavors of the cocktail.

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