Wednesday, May 19, 2010

perfect lady

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.

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