The gin-based Pink Lady cocktail, with the pink coming from Grenadine, was created during Prohibition, but other versions were spawned in the 1930s; The Savoy Cocktail Book lists five. This recipe has gin, egg white, cream, and grenadine shaken into a creamy pink-hued drink.
Adapted from "Field Guide to Cocktails" by Rob Chirico
1Place a cocktail glass in the freezer to chill.
2Place the gin, egg white (if using), cream, and grenadine in a cocktail shaker. Fill the shaker halfway with ice and shake until the outside is frosty, about 30 seconds. Strain into the chilled glass.
Pink Panther: Substitute 1 ounce vodka and 1 ounce amaretto for the gin, and omit the egg.
Pink Rose: Substitute light cream for the heavy cream, and add a dash of fresh lemon juice.
Lemonade is one of summer's great treats, but the store-bought stuff can be sickly sweet and filled with overly processed syrup. To help keep you cool this summer, Amy Wisniewski of the CHOW Test Kitchen demonstrates how to make a refreshing homemade version using our simple Pink Lemonade recipe.