We’re no maidens (at least, not anymore), but if we were, we’d be praying for one of these. Mixologist Gaz Regan calls for Angostura bitters, but we’ve had a lot of fun experimenting with various specialty bitters.
The Maiden’s Prayer is our favorite of the two sister drinks that originally appeared in Harry Craddock’s The Savoy Cocktail Book (the other being the Maiden’s Blush). This recipe is more balanced and drinkable, albeit less alcoholic, and the addition of bitters puts some pep into a drink template that was a little bit banal without it.
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail or coupé glass.
- The Joy of Mixology by Gary Regan