Winter Lady

Matthew Schrage, Highball Lounge | Boston

While the name might bring to mind the famous Pink Lady, this Cognac and Curaçao-based drink was actually named for the Leonard Cohen song, though bartender Matthew Schrage suggests that the both drinks will appeal to those who want “something a bit more warming in the winter time.” A riff on a traditional flip, the spicy Winter Lady gets its frothy texture not from egg white, but from a clever beer foam topper.


Serving: 1

  • 1/2 ounce ginger syrup
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/4 ounce allspice dram, preferably St. Elizabeth
  • 1/2 ounce dry Curaçao, preferably Pierre Ferrand
  • 1 1/2 ounces Cognac, preferably Pierre Ferrand 1840
  • Hefeweizen beer foam (see Editor's Note), to top

  1. Combine all ingredients except for the beer in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake and strain into a double Old-Fashioned glass over ice.
  3. Top with beer foam.
Editor's Note

To make the beer foam, pour out one third of a 12-ounce bottle of Hefeweizen beer and swirl the bottle until there's a thick head. Use the foam to top the drink, mimicking the frothy texture of a flip.