PUBLISHED ON: 03.11.2010
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.
Makes two 4-1/4 ounce drinks
Recipe from: Raising the Bar
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
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.
3 hungry tummies
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!
I will take one thank you very much! I love a good citrus cocktail…and I deserve one after this two exam week!
Great name for a great drink I hope to try soon.
What a good thing to have prowess in: cocktail shaking.
Expert cocktail shaker here, too! This one is something I definitely will try! Thanks!
This is a drink that I could have before, during and after the meal;D It looks delicious.
What a great party drink!
mmmm… looks good – even in the morning!! haha
cheers! That is one great looking drink 🙂
This sounds really refreshing! I will have to try it!
Mmm…this makes me look forward to spring and warm evenings on the deck.
This is looks great and refreshing.
We have an evening cocktail too!
Oooo, that sounds amazing. I love gin and citrus, it's such a good combo.
This has all my favorite cocktail ingredients!!
Miss Meat and Potatoes
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…
Sounds great! Of course, you're talking to a guy that would drink paint thinner…:)
Sounds wonderful! Can almost taste it.Rita
Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen
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
This looks like a great way to kick off the weekend. Yum!
I love the name of this drink. It sounds really refreshing :)*kisses* HH
Shaken, not stirred. Love it;)
looks so refreshing!!sweetlife
How delightful! I'm always interested in yummy new drinks and this looks splendid and SO refreshing! 🙂
Oh yes, please. A perfect palette opener before the meal and love the tang.
I love a nice cocktail, and this looks very refreshing! The citrus notes seem like they'd be very nice on a warm day.
La Bella Cooks
Sour works for me! It would be perfectly refreshing for summer.
Beautiful! Come on summer!!! We received snow today. We're so ready for warm weather here!
I can't wait to sit out on my patio with one of these cocktails! Thanks for sharing!
The recipe makes my mouth water! Would be great to make while we are in Florida and have lots of fresh fruit! Thanks! ♥
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!
that looks really tasty Velva….love the color….just like sunshine!
This sounds so refreshing and the name is adorable!
Mags @ the Other Side of 50
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
This sounds like a wonderful summertime cocktail! Love the name Maiden's Prayer!
Wait…I'll go get a glass!
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
Sounds perfect for kicking off the weekend. I love the name!
Sounds so refreshing with citrus flavors!
The Cooking Photographer
Velva I love your drinks! Tonight I'm making this one.
A perfect party drink..I have all the ingredients with me,and will try this for sure 🙂
Great cocktail, so refreshing and healthy all that vitamin C. I'm headed over to the orange tree right now.Mimi
Cheers! This looks refreshing… have a great weekend!
This sounds delicious…a great hot weather drink.
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!
Midwest to Midlands
Sounds great – refreshing yet relaxing. Cheers!
I'll have a few! Looks refreshing and delicious.
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
great way to wind down
This must be really refreshing – how can one go wrong with such ingredients 🙂
Lovely cocktail. Love the sunny yellow 🙂
hi velva nice start of hte week end !! cheers from PIerre in CHampagne !
Lovely! This sounds perfect.
There is nothing like a good cocktail to start off the weekend. This one looks super tasty.
Looks like a perfect Spring cocktail! Love the citrus. Cheers!
Mark @ Cafe Campana
Gin at oranges. Sounds like a perfect combinations. A good cocktail always gets me in the mood to party 🙂
this may become my summer drink – yum!
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!
I'm no longer a maiden, but this looks like my idea of a heavenly cocktail!
The Food Hunter
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
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…