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Wednesday 23 February 2011

Cocktail Hour: Pink Lady

There are many types of cocktail drinkers in the world. Those who like their drinks with funny straws, and haven't drunk anything but cosmopolitans since Carrie ordered one in Sex and the City. Then there's those who like the fanciest drinks, and know all about bitters and clever things. And of course, the traditionalists. They know their bourbon and their gins and care about their glassware. And there's one more too. The ones who like their eggs whites.

I'm actually all of these, depending on what kind of day it is.

But the egg whites is always an issue up for debate. There's no middle ground with egg white cocktails. Either you like the frothy foamy goodness, or it'll make you feel a big queasy. People rarely feel indifferent about them.

If you're in the first camp, here's a recipe for a pink lady. I had one of these at the very swanky Milk & Honey last week and it was perfect. Light and frothy, but sharp and tangy from the gin. Pretty too. This is a lovely drink. If you like egg whites.

You'll need:
  • 50ml gin
  • 1tsp grenadine
  • 1tsp cream
  • 1 egg white
  • juice half a lemon
Shake it!

Shake ingredients very well in a shaker with ice (extra well because you want foamy egg whites), strain into a cocktail glass, serve with a smile.

Flickr image from waferboard's photostream.

1 comment:

  1. My mom grew up in a family where alcohol was rarely consumed, but she had a neighbor lady who liked a drink every now and then, always a Pink Lady. My mom looked up to this woman as an elegant lady.

    When my mom began dating my father, she was still quite young and unworldly. One day he took my mom out with his brothers to a bar. She ordered a Pink Lady, the only drink she had ever heard of.

    My dad's brothers took Dad aside and told him to dump her, since she was obviously a barfly!

    Thankfully, Dad didn't listen and my folks were married for 64 years before he passed away at 92 last August. Mom still likes a Pink Lady every now and then.


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