Friday, July 26, 2013

CLASSIC COCKTAIL FRIDAY & PIN UP GIRL CLOTHING STORE'S 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!

HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE!

Today has been long anticipated by many of us in the vintage circle as this month marks the one year anniversary of the Pin Up Girl Clothing Boutique store front here in Los Angeles!

Tonight is the night many fans of PUG have been waiting for as a huge bash is being thrown at the boutique tonight so stay tuned as I will be in attendance and snapping tons of fun pictures to highlight the event.

The lovely ladies from PUG

So in honor of kicking off a fun filled evening with my fellow vintage ladies, I figured the most appropriate cocktail of choice for this week is one with a name well suited for this event.

The exact origin of this cocktail is not known for sure but the name itself is sometimes said to be taken from the 1911 Broadway musical by Ivan Caryll. It's popularity might be explained by the often bad quality of pure Gin during the prohibition era. Due to that there was a need to add additional flavors to compensate for the Gin's bad taste and in the 1930s it started to acquire the image of a typical "female" or "girly" drink due to its color and sweet creamy flavor.

It is said of the Hollywood star Jayne Mansfield used to drink one these before a meal even though it subsequently fell out of favor with male cocktail critics, who were put off by its alleged "female" nature.

The drink was so taboo in bars and clubs that even famous bartender Jack Townsend speculated in his 1951 The Bartender's Book that a very non-threatening appearance of the cocktail may have appealed to women who did not have much experience with alcohol.

So in honor of the pink boutique's birthday bash tonight, here is this week's cocktail:

PINK LADY

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INGREDIENTS
1 1/2 oz of gin
1/4 oz lemon juice
1-2 dashes of grenadine
1 oz cream or 1 egg white
1 Maraschino Cherry


INSTRUCTIONS
Shake well with cracked ice and strain into cocktail glass, garnish with cherry if desired


Stay tuned for tons of pics from tonight's birthday bash coming up in the next post!

Enjoy!

XOXO
-M

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