Pink Lady Recipe

Pink Lady
Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: | Makes: 1 drink

The gin-based Pink Lady cocktail, with the pink coming from grenadine, was created during Prohibition, but other versions were spawned in the 1930s; The Savoy Cocktail Book lists five. This recipe has gin, egg white, cream, and grenadine shaken into a creamy pink-hued drink.

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 large egg white (optional)
  • 1/2 ounce heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon grenadine
  • Ice
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Place a cocktail glass in the freezer to chill.
  2. Place the gin, egg white (if using), cream, and grenadine in a cocktail shaker. Fill the shaker halfway with ice and shake until the outside is frosty, about 30 seconds. Strain into the chilled glass.

Variations:

Pink Panther: Substitute 1 ounce vodka and 1 ounce amaretto for the gin, and omit the egg.

Pink Rose: Substitute light cream for the heavy cream, and add a dash of fresh lemon juice.