The Pink Lady is a lovely gin sour that riffs on the Clover Club, adding applejack (or your favorite style of apple brandy) to the mix. It’s well-balanced and not too sweet, assuming you’re using a real pomegranate grenadine and not just red syrup.
We haven’t found a reliable source on the Pink Lady’s origins, but it appears to go back at least to the American Prohibition era.
Dry-shake all ingredients first without ice, and then again with ice added. Double-strain through a fine mesh strainer into a small chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a brandied cherry.
- Pink Lady at Punch