Pink Lady

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pink lady cocktail recipe

Essentially a Gin Sour colored with grenadine and fortified with applejack, the Pink Lady is thought to have originated during Prohibition, when grenadine was most likely included as a masking device for poor gin. Tart, fairly dry and seriously strong, it’s nearly identical to the Clover Club, save for the addition of applejack.

Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 ounce applejack, bonded
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/4 ounce grenadine
  • 1 egg white

Garnish: brandied cherry

Directions
  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake without ice.
  3. Add ice and shake until well-chilled.
  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish with a brandied cherry.

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