Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Pink Lady

This drink should be pink and fluffy with egg white foam, but I used a homemade grenadine with less die. This is probably a good thing, but it made the photo wash out unappetizingly.

I like Vitae rum-based gin for its wetness in dessert drinks. This one is already pretty sweet and I feared that too much cream and juice will water it down. Vitae is 45% alcohol, so no danger of that.

There's a lot that can go wrong with this drink and I took special pains to prevent the tsp. of half-and-half from curdling into a ball in the middle of the shaker. If you are at all worried about this happening with your good gin, omit the cream altogether.

But the cream makes egg white bubbles firmer when mixed with lemon juice. So I see where this is going. Just shake all ingredients first, strain out the liquid into another shaker and add the cream. Shake again to create foam, then pour.
  • 2 oz. gin
  • 1 tsp. grenadine
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. half-and-half
  • egg white
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice (or follow above paragraph on how to prevent curdling). Shake and strain (and follow above paragraph on using a second shake for the cream) into a chilled cocktail glass.

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