The Pink Lady cocktail is a classic gin-based cocktail that dates back to early the 1900s, but the exact origin is cloudy. The name of the cocktail itself is sometimes said to be taken from the 1911 Broadway musical by Ivan Caryll of the same name, or named in the honor of its star Hazel Dawn who was known as “The Pink Lady”.According to the Royal Cafe Cocktail Book of 1937, it is made with a glass of gin, a tablespoon of grenadine (turning the cocktail the color pink), and the white of one egg, shaken and strained into a glass.
- 1 1/2 oz Gin
- 1 tsp Grenadine Syrup
- Egg White
- Garnish: Lemon Twist
Pour the gin and grenadine into a cocktail shaker, then fill with ice. Shake for 20-30 seconds or until chilled. Add the egg white. Shake well until the egg white is frothy, then pour into a cocktail glass.