Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Recipe - The Pink Lady Cocktail

Isla Fisher as Myrtle Wilson in The Great Gatsby
While Jay Gatsby had the best bootleg liquor available to him, someone such as Myrtle Wilson might have had to create a cocktail that covered up the taste of bathtub gin.  This drink, which uses grenadine, a mixer that became popular during Prohibition to mask the harsh taste of homemade alcohol, would have been perfect for a night out in 1920s New York City.

2 ounces gin
1 teaspoon grenadine (we recommend a homemade or artisanal one that uses a pomegranate base.)
1 egg white

Place the ingredients in a cocktail shaker over ice, and shake vigorously to froth the egg white.  Serve up in a martini glass.  Serves one.

“Here's to alcohol, the rose colored glasses of life.”
- F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

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