The Pink Lady was popular in the 1950s. It’s pink and opaque, so on first sight you might expect it to be cloyingly sweet, but it’s actually drier than most modern cocktails. The classic recipe just uses gin, grenadine, cream and an egg white, but one of the variations is actually more tasty, so that’s what I’m going to outline here.
Like the White Lady, the Pink Lady is a little tart and a little herbal with some fruitiness. But the grenadine of the Pink Lady provides a more mellow fruitiness than the Cointreau in the White Lady.
- 1 1/2 ounces of gin
- 1/2 ounce applejack
- 1/2 ounce lemon juice, preferably fresh
- 1 egg white
- 1/5 ounce (or a couple of dashes) of grenadine
Combine all your ingredients in a shaker without ice. Shake it, shake it, shake it to get the egg well mixed. Now add ice and shake some more. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a cherry.