The first known reference to the Pink Lady cocktail is in Jacques Straub’s 1913 ‘Manual of Mixed Drinks’.
The cocktail gets its name from the American actress Hazel Dawn, who played ‘The Pink Lady’ in the 1911 Broadway hit musical comedy ‘The Pink Lady’ by Ivan Caryll.
Dawn quickly rose to fame and appeared in many more feature films but always retained her affectionate Pink Lady nickname.
To make this marvellous cocktail we add a generous measure of Hepple gin, some apple based Calvados brandy to provide spirituous spice which, along with the sourness from the lemon juice, ensures that although this cocktail is pink, it’s not too sweet!
- 40ml Hepple Gin
- 10ml Clavados
- 20ml fresh lemon juice
- 15ml Monin grenadine
Add all ingredients to an empty cocktail shaker
Dry shake for 10 seconds
Fill the cocktail shaker with ice
Shake again for 10 seconds
Strain into a martini glass
Garnish with raspberry powder or a fresh raspberry