This pink lady cocktail recipe is simply perfect, just as the title says! It’s pretty and delicious and perfect to sip at your next party!
Just because this pink lady cocktail is, let’s say, pink, it doesn’t mean that it is just for women. It’s not! It has heavy duty alcohol in it that both men and women will like. It’s super delicious!
Have you tried Laird’s AppleJack blend before? Me either. But I’ve been wanting to try it. This is not a sponsored post.
This is a fun read on the history of Laird’s AppleJack blend!
According to AppleJack, it differs from straight apple brandy. AppleJack has a 35% base of apple brandy but with a unique smoothness and a deeper and richer flavor than other whiskeys!
I’ve been wanting to use this liquor for the longest time. But I wasn’t able to find it at the mom & pop liquor store I frequent. I asked for it a few times because I thought I was just overlooking it but each time I was told they didn’t have it.
Perhaps my repeat questions irritated them or perhaps they took pity on me. In any case, I finally found it on their shelves! Yahoo!
A Story about Not Seeing Things
Growing up, I was known for a few different traits by my family. I guess we all are. I’ll name two of mine.
I could not for the life of me mash potatoes until they were creamy. I could stand with that beater, whipping away at the taters until I was blue in the face and they’d still be chunky. It’s a mystery to me to this day.
Christopher is an excellent masher. Thank heavens.
The second thing I was known for was having a hard time seeing things right in front of me. Here’s how that played out. My parents were big on having a well-stocked pantry. My mom had tons of canned goods, pounds and pounds of coffee, sugar, flour and all things like that.
Downstairs in our back hall, we had a big metal storage cabinet. Mom used to send whoever was available to get something like canned peas or what not out of that cabinet. If she had to ask me, I’m sure it was a last resort. I STUNK at finding that elusive can.
I’d go downstairs, open the doors to the cabinet and stare at the cans, trying to find the peas. I’d even run my fingers on the front of the cans to keep track and still I wouldn’t be able to find it.
And I’d yell up the stairs.
Me: Are you sure we have some? (Silly question, since we had probably 100 cans of various vegetables in that cabinet.)
Mom: Keep looking!
So, I’d focus again and try to see the darned canned peas.
Me: I can’t find them.
Then she’d send a sibling down after me and they would find it within seconds.
What the heck? I don’t have as much trouble now, but I still get nervous when someone asks me to get something out of the fridge or cabinet.
My question to you dear reader is, has that happened to you? Do you have blind spots? I’d love to know, so leave me a comment.
The Ingredients for the Pink Lady Cocktail and the Mixing
Front and center is the AppleJack liquor. Then we have gin, a lemon, an egg and grenadine.
Let’s get started.
I am not going to fill my cocktail shaker with ice. Mainly because of the egg white. To blend it properly, I need to shake all the ingredients together before adding ice.
I measure out 2 ounces of AppleJack liquor.
I pour it into the cocktail shaker.
Next up is the gin. I measure out 3/4 ounce.
Then I pour it into the cocktail shaker.
I measure out 3/4 ounce of freshly squeezed lemon juice. While I’m preparing the lemon, I cut a strip of lemon rind for the twist garnish.
Finally, I pour it into the cocktail shaker.
The Red Stuff
Time for the grenadine. I measure out a little under 1/2 an ounce.
Into the cocktail shaker it goes.
I get the egg ready by separating the yolk from the white and I place the white into a measuring glass.
I pour the egg white into the cocktail shaker, cap the shaker and shake it for at least 30 seconds. Just a warning: shaking will cause the contents to be sort of pressurized. Make sure you hold the top tightly.
I add a few cubes into the cocktail shaker and shake it for another 15 seconds.
I grab my coupe glass and strain the pink lady cocktail into the glass. Also, I place the lemon twist on the side of the glass.
Let’s look at the vertical view again.
I hope you enjoyed this recipe.
It’s so pretty isn’t it?
Leave me a comment to tell me what cocktail you really enjoy drinking as I’d love to know!! Also, you can Pin any photo to Pinterest and Yum the recipe to Yummly!
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This cocktail is so pretty in pink and delicious!
- 2 ounces AppleJack liquor
- 3/4 ounce gin
- 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
- a little less than 1/2 ounce of grenadine
- 1 egg white
Tools, Garnish and Glassware
- Cocktail shaker
- Lemon twist
- Coupe glass or martini glass
- Don’t put ice in the cocktail shaker
- Add AppleJack, gin, lemon, grenadine and egg white
- Cap shaker and shake for 30 seconds – pressure may build up so hold on to the top
- Add some ice and shake again for 15 seconds
- Strain contents in the glass and add lemon twist
- Serving Size: 5 ounces
- Calories: 318