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Like many Prohibition-era cocktails, the Pink Lady has an ambiguous history where its invention was likely a solution to the cheap gin that marked the age; the addition of other ingredients such as lemon juice and grenadine helped to mask the unpleasant flavors of the poor-quality spirits available at the time.
The botanical notes of the gin pair nicely with the tartness of the freshly squeezed lemon juice while the grenadine not only helps bring sweetness, but also gives the cocktail its unmistakable pink color. Lasty, shaking the drink with an egg white creates a silky smooth top texture worthy of a second glance.
(Originally published 2/14/24)
1 ½ oz. London Dry Gin
½ oz. Applejack
¾ oz. Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed
¼ oz. Grenadine
¾ oz. Simple Syrup
1 Egg White
Add all ingredients into your Hybrid Cocktail Shaker and vigorously dry-shake (without ice).
Add ice and shake again.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
If you’re shaking up a Pink Lady, opt for high-quality ingredients like a good London Dry Gin and a craft grenadine, like one from our friends at Liber & Co!