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.
- 1½ parts Gin
- ½ part Apple brandy
- ¾ part Lemon juice
- ¼ part Grenadine or Pomegranate molasses
- ½ part Egg white or Aquafaba
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.
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- Pink Lady at Punch