I'm actually all of these, depending on what kind of day it is.
But the egg whites is always an issue up for debate. There's no middle ground with egg white cocktails. Either you like the frothy foamy goodness, or it'll make you feel a big queasy. People rarely feel indifferent about them.
If you're in the first camp, here's a recipe for a pink lady. I had one of these at the very swanky Milk & Honey last week and it was perfect. Light and frothy, but sharp and tangy from the gin. Pretty too. This is a lovely drink. If you like egg whites.
- 50ml gin
- 1tsp grenadine
- 1tsp cream
- 1 egg white
- juice half a lemon
Shake ingredients very well in a shaker with ice (extra well because you want foamy egg whites), strain into a cocktail glass, serve with a smile.
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