Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Chair #357

—Designed by Marco Zanuso

This delightful little chair has pink wool upholstery with brass legs. Reminds of that famous cocktail of the 30's, the Pink Lady. It's a fun "girly drink" for sure!

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Pink Lady Cocktail

A pink lady is the classic gin-based cocktail. Egg-whites and cream are mixed together to create a foam that floats on top of the drink to give it a unique texture. The Pink Lady is a classic cocktail that has a light blush color given by the dashes of grenadine—which is a pomegranate syrup. It was one of the first "girly drinks" and a favorite of the high society ladies of the 30's. The key to this drink (and any shaken with egg) is to shake it longer than you would with most cocktails to ensure that everything is mixed well. The egg also makes a great foamy top of the pink liquid, creating an intimate looking finished cocktail.

1 1/2 oz gin
3/4 oz applejack (what is that stuff anyhow?)
1/4 oz lemon juice
1-2 dashes grenadine
1 egg white
maraschino cherry for garnish

Preparation: Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the maraschino cherry.

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