Maiden's Blush Cocktail Recipe

Maiden's Blush Cocktail Recipe
Staff Writer
Maiden's Blush Cocktail Recipe
Ray Foley

Just in time for Valentine's Day, a cocktail with a sexy side. The recipe for this X-rated cocktail and accompanying illustration are excerpted from the 1987 book, "The First Refreshing Book of Pournography: X-Rated Drinks".

Ingredients

1 1/2 ounces dry gin

1 teaspoon triple sec

1 teaspoon grenadine

1/4 teaspoon lemon juice

Ice

Lemon slice, for garnish

Directions

Shake all of the ingredients except for the garnish together with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon slice.

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Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.