Friday, May 6, 2011

Exhibit #30.1 - 7 Ladies & a Communist redux

In honor of May Day and Mother's Day, we present a few representatives of the fairer sex as well as a bolshevik for International Worker's Day. Boys, don't be afraid of the Ladies. They may have pretty names, but they are as robust, sometimes moreso, as cocktails with more masculine names.

Blue Lady $7
Plymouth gin, lemon juice, blue curacao, egg white, up. Antifreeze never tasted so smooth.

Brown Lady $7
This is a fine drink with a nice tart/sweet balance, closely related to the White Lady or Delilah. Gin, Van der Hum (a tangerine liqueur), and lemon juice, up. The drink is more of a golden than brown color so I'd conjecture that the name has to do with the South African liqueur.

Chinese Lady $7
Dry gin, grapefruit juice, and Chartreuse, up. The name apparently derives from the drink's light jade color and complex fragrance.

The Communist $6
Peace, bread and land! Each according to his ability, each according to his need! Dry gin, Cherry Heering liqueur, orange and lemon juices, up. A very obscure drink with a killer name. I kinda doubt they were knocking these back in the Politburo, but a good time nonetheless.

Ladies’ Cocktail $8
Served neat. Smooth, aged rye whisky with dashes of absinthe, anisette and Angostura. This lady may grow hair on your nipples.

Lavender Lady $8
Dry gin, Calvados (French apple brandy), Cointreau, lemon juice and creme de violette, up. This lady is actually more gray than lavender in appearance, and may evoke memories of going through your grandma's old things. On the sweet side, but also complex and enchanting.

Pink Lady $7
Dry gin, applejack, lemon juice, pomegranate syrup, and egg white, up. This lady carries a gun and will beat you at the track.

White Lady $7
Plymouth gin, Cointreau, lemon juice, egg white and a splash of cream, up. Or skip the dairy, add a little more of the secondary ingredients and it's the eternally bewitching Delilah.

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