For a while now, Kevin and I have been doing a little thing we call “Cocktail of the Week.” We pick a drink – sometimes a classic like a Gimlet or Old Fashioned, sometimes a concoction all our own – and learn to make it properly. If we don’t have the required ingredients, we run out to our favorite liquor store and buy what we’re missing.
This week’s cocktail is a throwback to the glamor days of the 1930s and 40s. The Pink Lady was a go-to drink of Hollywood’s golden age starlets. It’s creamy, sweet, and deliciously bubble gum pink… the perfect drink for a girl’s night in or gender reveal!
The Pink Lady
2 oz. Gin
1 oz. Grenadine
1 oz. Heavy Cream (we used 1% milk to lighten ours up a bit)
0.5 oz. lemon juice
1 oz. egg white (use pasteurized eggs to be safe, you can find them at any grocery)
Dip the rim of a champagne glass into grenadine, then sugar to rim it.
Shake all ingredients in a shaker with ice, then strain into the champagne glass. Garnish with a cherry.
I know a egg white sounds crazy in a cocktail, but it was actually very common in cocktails from this era. Using pasteurized eggs eliminates any chances of baddies getting into your drink, and when shaken, the egg adds a velvety texture you can’t get with the cream alone. Give it a try!
You can see some of our other Cocktails of the Week here on our new recipe page!
What are you drinking this weekend?