Slightly fruity from a few dashes of grenadine and blossoming with the herbal botanicals of tangy Rhubarb & Rosehip Gin, you can’t go wrong with the blushing Lakes Rhubarb & Rosehip Pink Lady cocktail.

In the good ol’ prohibition days, world class gin was a scarce resource – a different world to the GIN-eration we are fortunate to live in today. Due to the nasty spirits, additional flavours were often needed to compensate for it’s bad taste… behold, The Pink Lady.

The name of this delightful little tipple is often said to be taken from the 1911 Broadway musical of the same name,  in honour of its star Hazel Dawn, who was famously known as “The Pink Lady”. The cocktail was put together by Armond Schroederin, of The Southern Yacht Club in the vibrant and carefree city of New Orleans.

The cocktail quickly became known as ‘something for the ladies’  due to its pretty appearance,  but we beg to differ!  The Pink Lady has a deliciously rich, silky texture and complexity of flavours, that are delightfully balanced and palatable for all cocktail lovers.

Unlike many of today’s pink cocktails, it has a slight fruity sweetness from the grenadine, but mainly, the botanicals of our Lakes Gin still shine through and provide an amazing flavour contrast.  It has a much drier, gently tart flavour profile than you might expect from its name… Give it a go and let us know your thoughts – we think we may have a new favourite!

 

The Recipe

50ml Rhubarb & Rosehip Gin Liqueur

20ml Lemon Juice

10ml Grenadine

25ml Cloudy Apple Juice

15ml Egg White (Optional)

Method

The key to any egg cocktail is to shake it longer than you would most cocktails to ensure that everything is mixed well. The egg also makes a great foamy top on the pink liquid and creates a spectacular looking cocktail.

Add all ingredients to a shaker and dry shake without ice. Add ice to shaker and re-shake. Single Strain into an Ice filled glass and garnish with an apple disc.

 

 

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