Saturday, October 22, 2011

Cosmopolitan Pink Lady

                                                            "Two Times A Lady"
Seriously kick ass jelly: Two pink cocktails combined in a jelly: gin, vodka, cointreau, cranberry juice, lime, cream, grenadine syrup and egg white.

The cosmopolitan and pink lady are ladies' cocktails, pretty in pink. However, just by their looks you can tell that one is more Miley Cyrus and the other Megan Fox.
                             Pink Lady, a girlie drink.
                            The Cosmopolitan, the real woman's drink.

I thought it would be fun to combine these two pink drinks, each with its distinct looks and taste. I tested the drinks on my nieces (all above 18) tonight as we gather to celebrate my mom's birthday for the second time this year. Any excuse to get together and eat and talk. We had a great time talking about the fights we had. My younger bro, my older bro and I boxed our way through the house. My older sister and the youngest bro were gentle people who never fought. When my sister did fight with me, it was with her talons. I hate long nails because of her. Anyway, these are stories for another time.

Joe, my younger bro, made a disgusted face when he drank the Pink Lady. "It's de-worming meds!" "It's paracetamol for kids!" said my nieces.  The gin does taste kind of weird. The Cosmopolitan however was well-received. "It's ching (clean, light)" said Joe. It's "Not bad" said my nieces. I tried both and I have to agree. The Cosmopolitan actually reminds me of the margarita because of the lime. I like it, yes, I like The Cosmopolitan.

Then I brought out my Cosmopolitan Pink Lady jellies for the Jelliriffic! Challenge. Somehow, in the form of jellies, the Pink Lady tasted fine and they liked it. I think I'm onto something. I think even Mikey will like this jelly now that's he's not 4 anymore.

              I didn't want another boobie jelly but because the maraschino cherry is a traditional garnish for the Pink Lady, the jelly had to have a cherry. The twist of lime is in the bottom layer.

Cosmopolitan Pink Lady
Pink Lady:
1/2 tsp gelatine powder
50 ml water
1 1/2 tbsp gin
2 tsp grenadine syrup
1 to 2 tsp cream
1/2 egg white
a maraschino cherry
1. Melt the gelatine powder in the water over a gentle flame until gelatine is totally dissolved.
2. Rinse a Nick Munro mould, put in 1/2 tsp of the gelatine liquid and drop in the cherry. Chill.
3. Mix the remaining ingredients in a shaker (if you don't have a cocktail shaker, use a salad dressing bottle or any glass bottle) and shake well. Pour into the mould and chill.

When Pink Lady is nearly set, work on the Cosmopolitan.

3/4 tsp gelatine powder
1 tbsp vodka
1/2 tbsp Cointreau
1/2 tbsp fresh lime juice
1/2 cup cranberry juice
1 to 2 tsp caster sugar
a twist of lime
1. Put the cranberry juice, sugar and gelatine powder to boil, stirring well until gelatine is totally dissolved. Cool.
2. Mix everything except the twist of lime and pour onto the Pink Lady. Drop in the twist of lime and chill until well set.

Last layer: Yes, there really is a third layer of clear red-pink jelly in my Cosmopolitan Pink Lady. I didn't have enough Cosmopolitan jelly--sipped too much of the drink--to fill the mould so I made another jelly liquid of pure cranberry juice to fill the mould up.


Sharon said...

Haha, i am the first to comment cos waiting for my 1:20 am flight. Well done! I like this very much, sure that it's very delicious. Like the colors and presentation.

Ann@Anncoo Journal said...

This is a beauty :) Love the colour, so perfect.

wendy said...

U got me addicted to yr blog now. I love all yr creations,beauty all within the cones, not just deco done after. U are the best,E agreed with me. U deserve to win!


It is the pink month after all - so an alcoholic pink drink rings well!
Great idea Terry!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Beautiful creation!

Zurin said...

I like the fights you had ..hahaha...and the pink jelliy/drinks :)

~hh~ said...

CHEEERS!!.. to the Exquisite Ladies!

terri@adailyobsession said...

sharon: where to? it was good, quite a grown up's jelly though:)

ann: tq:)))

wendy: u made eric agree with you you mean?! hey, ync was telling me that she had a great time n tt canada is the best n most beautiful country she's been to. coming from smone who has been everywhere, she knows what she's talking about! i'm so happy to hear tt n envious too! i love canada, always said tt if it's located where australia is, i'd move there in a second. can i come visit you guys next year n eat the same things bc she said both u n ur hub cook very very well n the food's so so good in toronto. and i miss banff! banff is even more majestic n beautiful than switzerland!!!

brook: thank you!

sonia: thanks!

zurin: haha were you like me too, a tombiy?!

hh: to all of us:)!!

Anonymous said...

You had me at Gin, but you certainly sealed the deal with Cointreau! :) I may have to try this recipe soon!

xlpharmacy said...

Looks so yummy, my girlfriend love this one, it is her favorite.

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