Pink Lady cocktail topped with raspberry garnish
How The Pink Lady Cocktail Dressed Up The Cheap Gin Of Prohibition
During the era of Prohibition in the U.S., creative cocktails thrived, resulting in drinks like the pink lady, which masked the rough edges of the cheap and often impure gin.
A pink lady is a simple concoction of gin, applejack or apple brandy, lemon juice, grenadine, and whipped egg whites that create a tart and slightly sweet cocktail.
Despite subduing rough gin, the cocktail lets the gin botanicals shine alongside the smooth, sweet apple jack, tart lemon juice, fruity grenadine, and creamy egg whites.
Despite a decline in popularity at the end of the 20th century, the pink lady's revival in recent years has cemented its status as a classic cocktail.