Cocktail Corner time! Welcome to our weekly South Shore Kitchen feature where we select a recipe from our master list of underappreciated cocktails, mix it up and give it a taste! This week we have the Pink Lady. A gorgeous frothy and pink concoction served up in delicate vintage champagne glasses. These beauties have gin, a hint of citrus, a bit of sweetness from the grenadine, and an intriguing froth from shaken egg whites. If you have never tried one it has a very 1950’s cocktail party vibe. Describing a Pink Lady in one word, we would call it glam!
Pink ladies have been around since the 1930’s. Originally considered to be a girly drink we think they are great for anyone to throw back at a social gathering. There is something about this cocktail that gives off fun festive feels.
Easy Enough To Make
Grab your shaker, add gin, splash of lemon juice, a few drops of grenadine, raw egg white, a small handful of crushed ice and shake vigorously until egg white is very frothy. Pour into champagne glass and enjoy!
Common Sense Caution
Consuming raw or undercooked eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness. If you are not comfortable with the risks associated with this recipe please skip using raw egg whites. According to the CDC it is recommended to only use pasteurized eggs when consuming raw or lightly cooked.
Gin is one of those spirits that people either love or hate with very little emotion in between. Chances are you have a dusty old bottle in a deep dark corner of your liquor cabinet. Before you go dusting it off let us tell you flavor matters. Pick a lighter flavored gin, the heavy juniper flavor of a London dry style doesn’t carry well in a Pink Lady, especially if you are serving to a crowd that may not be enthusiastic about gin. Basically, keep in mind you are really going to taste the flavor of the gin.
If you are familiar with any other of our Cocktail Corner posts. You already know we rate each drink 1 through 5 on the cheers scale. We definitely came up with mixed reviews this week. Not so much that our team wasn’t in agreement with each other but more so the components of the cocktail. If we were rating on looks it would be hands down a 5. Fun factor, also a 5. Easy to make and you could drink quite a few, both categories also 5. Taste was a solid 3, but they were so cute you could trick yourself into thinking it was a 4. The most common comment we received during tasting was the brand of gin used 100% matters.
Serve up a pink lady when you need a little glam in your life. They are quick, easy and looks like you just stepped out of a 1950’s cocktail party. If you are look for other fun cocktail ideas try our nectarine splash or electric lemonade!
Have you tried a Pink Lady? Comment down below and let us know what you think. Show us what you are making @thesouthshorekitchen on Instagram.Print
- 1 egg white, raw
- 1 ½ oz gin
- ¼– ½ tsp. grenadine
- Splash of fresh lemon juice
- Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for 30 seconds, or until egg white is frothy.
- Strain into a champagne glass and enjoy!