Updated: Sep 11
Paul Revere Williams, the black architect whose birthday we're celebrating this week, was clearly fond of the color pink. His most famous project, the Beverly Hills Hotel, was pink (and green). Not coincidentally, the Beverly Hills Hotel was often known as "The Pink Palace". But he also used pink in the design of his own elegant, modern home.
So it seemed obvious that a cocktail inspired by his work should be pink. We tweaked the typical gin fizz recipe by using St. Germain instead of simple syrup, (because we prefer our cocktails booze forward). We thought it only appropriate to name this version of a gin fizz, the Pink Palace. Thirsty for More? Read about architect Paul R. Williams here
The Pink Palace
1-1/2 oz. gin
1/2 oz. St. Germain
1 egg white 2 oz.strawberry puree Chilled soda water
Combine the above ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously to froth the egg white. Fill a high ball glass half way up with soda water. Pour the remaining ingredients from the shaker on top of the soda. Garnish with a lemon twist.
To create the strawberry puree we used about 5 or 6 frozen strawberries combined with the juice of half a lemon in a blender.
If you' need to siss it up, revert to the original gin fizz recipe with simple syrup.