1 1/2 oz Gin (Ryan & Wood's Knockabout) 3/4 oz Crème de Pêche (Briottet Maison Edmond Crème de Pêche de Vigne) Juice 1/2 Lemon (1/2 - 3/4 oz) 1 Egg White
Shake once without ice and once with. Strain into a cocktail glass. I twisted a lemon peel over the top and discarded.
For our after dinner drink on Friday night, Andrea was up for an egg white recipe so I chose the Perfect Lady from the Latin Quarter Souvenir Book Of Cocktails & How To Mix Them. The Perfect Lady was in a section that had a variety of drinks that centered around the Pink Lady. Where the Pink Lady contains Applejack and grenadine, the Perfect Lady has Crème de Pêche which is a liqueur made from small, rather flavorful semi-wild peaches. The Perfect Lady had a lemony peach flavor and was somewhat dry in balance. The gin was detectable on the swallow but the egg white's smoothness tamed the gin's botanical notes.
The euphemisms are getting a bit stale, suffice to say: four people in Boston -- two of whom are much more prolific writers than the other two (including the originator of this blog, who has no excuse apart from laziness) -- who drink and tell.
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