Delicious Homemade Pink Lady Cocktail Recipe

Delicious Homemade Pink Lady Cocktail Recipe

Discover the hidden gem of classic cocktails – the Pink Lady. Don’t let its rosy hue fool you; this drink packs a delightful punch that’s sure to impress.

The Pink Lady has long been misunderstood, often dismissed as a dainty drink for those who can’t handle stronger spirits. However, this cocktail has a secret that makes it worth rediscovering. Built on a foundation of gin, with lemon juice for brightness, egg white for silky texture, and a touch of grenadine for sweetness and color, the Pink Lady gets its backbone from a dose of applejack.

Drink historian Ted ‘Dr. Cocktail’ Haigh recognized the Pink Lady’s potential, even renaming it ‘The Secret Cocktail’ in his book to encourage readers to give it a try. Now it’s your turn to experience this classic cocktail’s charm.

Ready to shake up a Pink Lady this weekend? You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the complexity and depth of flavors in this underappreciated cocktail.

Pink Lady Cocktail Recipe


  • 1 1/2 ounces dry gin
  • 1/2 ounce applejack
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 4 dashes grenadine (to taste)
  • 1 large egg white (sufficient for two drinks)
  • Cherry for garnish (optional)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously without ice for at least 10 seconds to emulsify the egg white. Add ice to the shaker and shake again for another 10 seconds or more. Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass. If you’re feeling adventurous, garnish with a cherry.
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
268 Calories
3g Fat
12g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 268
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 39mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 41mg 207%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 160mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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