From the bartender’s corner – Pink Lady
This drink is dedicated to Jayeeta Bose – my friend from Chennai days who I have not seen in over a quarter century. Yesterday, through FB, she requested that I make a pink drink today in deference to International Women’s Day. (By the way, that is how I found out today is so).
This is the classic version of the Pink Lady with gin, white of an egg and a few dashes of grenadine. The garnishing is inspired by a picture I saw while researching for a pink drink. This was one of the first popular “girly” drink. This was the drink of choice for high society ladies in the 1930s – just around the time when Moscow Mule (based on vodka) was snatching popularity from traditional drinks like whiskey among men. Over more than a century, various mixologists have come up with different versions of this drink with applejack, lemon juice, lemonade and so on.
Since Anastassia had asked me to rate drinks, I would say this is “sweet and smooth with occasional bite if you have too much”. Just like a woman, I guess 🙂 🙂 ha ha!!! Okay, okay, I am kidding. It is more of a martini taste without the edge of dry vermouth. And the slightest hint of the smell of an egg.