how to make the pink lady cocktail

The Pink Lady cocktail  was a very popular drink around the turn of the twentieth century. This recipe is a modern day variation of the classic drink by the same name. This recipe gets rid of the egg and replaces the creaminess of the drink with heavy cream.

During the 1930s the original or classic pink lady cocktail acquired the image of a feminine drink, mostly because of its name as well as the sweet creaminess of the flavor. This can be served as either a before dinner drink or as a after dinner cocktail as it is only lightly sweet.

As the case is with most classic cocktails, there are many variations of the original Pink Lady cocktail that uses differing proportions of the ingredients.


  • 2 shots of Gin
  • 1 shot of heavy cream
  • 1/2 shot of grenadine
  • 1/2 shot of simple syrup
  • Maraschino cherry to garnish


  1. Add ice cubes into a cocktail martini shaker
  2. Add 2 shots of Hendricks Gin or your favorite Gin
  3. Add 1 shot of the heavy cream into the shaker
  4. Add half a shot of the Grenadine
  5. Add half a shot of the simple syrup
  6. Shake well the mix the ingredients and give it a frothy finish
  7. Strain the contents of the shaker into a chilled cocktail glass
  8. Garnish with a cherry to finish
pink lady cocktail with gin


The Classic Pink Lady can be viewed as a variation even though the ingredients are substantially different. It contains applejack, egg whites and lemon juice instead of the cream and syrup.

Clover Club: Another variation of the drink uses fresh lemon juice and an egg instead of the simple syrup.


  • Make sure to shake well and longer in order to mix the ingredients well, especially the heavy cream and simple syrup. This will also create a much desirable foam on top of the drink.
  • The pink color of the pink lady is from the grenadine, so you may increase the proportion of the grenadine slightly in order to get a more pinkish hue.