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The Pink Lady Gets a Makeover at Stark Bar

blushing coed cocktail!

Unless you’re a 1950s sorority girl, pink drinks aren’t easy to swallow.

But Michel Dozois, head barsmith at LACMA’s new Ray’s and Stark Bar, has a fresh spin on the Pink Lady, a pre-women’s lib classic. Behold the Blushing Coed. Though the name doesn’t do much for third-wave feminism, the recipe is a thoroughly modern concoction (with not a drop of grenadine to be found).

Pair with a heated debate over the cultural merits of Camille Paglia and the Girls Gone Wild franchise.

Blushing Coed
Serves one

¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
1 oz. gin
1 oz. Laird’s Applejack
¾ oz. simple syrup
4 raspberries
1 egg white
1 Névé shaking cube or a handful of ice cubes

1. Jigger the lemon juice and pour into a shaker.

2. Add the gin, Applejack, and simple syrup, and then add the raspberries and muddle.

3. Add egg white and shake. Add ice and shake again.

4. Strain concoction into a cocktail glass.

5. Garnish with a raspberry and serve.

Ray’s and Stark Bar, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, at Fairfax Avenue, Miracle Mile (323-857-6180 or patinagroup.com).

Photo: Rachel Knopfler

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5905 Wilshire Blvd
@ Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036