Pink Ladies

I don’t know about you, but I don’t particularly care for the taste of hard liquor.  A full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon allowed to mature for at least 5 years is a delight to the senses. On a warm summer night, nothing can compare to a well-chilled crisp, late harvest wine. But hard liquors?  Thanks, but no thanks.

Many years ago, in a prior life before marriage, the gals at a Vet Supply House where we worked and became friends, got together regularly for “ladies night”.  When it was my turn to act as hostess for Ladies Night, I wanted to create a drink that would definitely pack a punch without tasting like cough medicine.  Something pretty – girly – sweet like a dessert.  The thought process went something like this: I like ice cream.  I like strawberries.  I like pink lemonade and whipped cream.  So why not mix it all in a blender with a lot of rum?  And so The Pink Lady was born.  Please be careful, these pretty ladies taste harmless enough but pack a mean punch.

Pink Ladies

1 Liter Light Rum
½ Gallon Vanilla Ice Cream
1 Bag Frozen Strawberries
1 Can Frozen Pink Lemonade
Whipped Cream for topping
Fresh Strawberries, 1 for each drink
Malt Glasses & Tall Straws – 1 per guest

Place frozen strawberries and pink lemonade into a blender and puree. Add about half the rum and ice cream and blend until smooth. Add remaining ice cream and rum and continue blending until smooth.

Pour mixture into chilled malt glasses. Top with whipped cream. Cut stem from strawberries, then slice each berry part way through to create a “fan”. Place fanned strawberry on top of whipped cream. Insert straw into glass and serve.


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