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.
¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
1 oz. gin
1 oz. Laird’s Applejack
¾ oz. simple syrup
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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