Now, this is not the real name of this drink, as the description in our book was quick to point out. However, because of its true identity, many people tend to shy away from the drink, despite its excellent flavor. The thing is, the name is a bit of a misnomer, because this drink is anything but ‘girly’ – it is in face quite strong. So brace yourselves for the
Ok, guys, I understand why you might not want to order this in a bar. But seriously! It’s a fantastic drink, and you can make it in the privacy of your home without fear of ridicule. I warn you though, once you taste it, you might just throw caution to the wind and order it next time you’re out. It’s that good (I think). And I’m pretty partial to my update, The Sparkling Lady. Add sparkling wine? Why not, right?
Ok, the original first:
1 1/2 oz Gin
1/2 oz Applejack (or Calvados)
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
Scant 1/2 tsp real, natural grenadine (try Employees Only brand)
1 egg white
Combine all the ingredients in a shaker and shake vigorously without ice (this gets the egg white good and foamy). Add ice, and shake thoroughly. Strain into a cocktail glass or coupe. Drop in a real Maraschino Cherry (see here for more on those).
Update: Sparkling Lady
Once shaken, strain into a champagne flute and top with sparkling wine.
Be bold: sip a Pink Drink!