This drink belongs to the crown family and the era of naming drinks after terms generally associated with sex. Many have heard this call but do not know it’s contents. Here is an early printing of this shooter:
Spirits for the Mind and Body: 2101 Cocktail and Alcoholic Beverages – Page 13 by Kathryn Marie Carriere in 2009
“Lady Be Good, Lady Finger”
This drink goes by many names, this is not uncommon for the drinks belonging to this era for the simple fact that some people do not feel like calling a drink by such disgusting terms. Much as we see with the “Red-Headed German” which is a “Red-Headed Slut”. This drink also goes by the names of “Lady finger” , “Buttery Finger”, “Lady Be Good”, and “Good Finger” and much more, but these are the most common name variations.
Not approving of this myself, however, this is the first name for the drink and historical accuracy is a must. There is no location associated with the drink given there is so little published data surrounding it. This is one of the first crown family drinks and fairly popular in the category, but not nearly as famous as the “Red Snapper” which is still popular today.
This drink differs form other members of it’s family in the style that it is served. Where the rest of the family is shaken, this drink is served pousse-cafe or layered. Although, it does follow the same defining characteristics of the rest of the family and era, such as it’s name and being originally served as a shot.
This drink dates between 1994 – 2001 and contained at least as of then:
Layer these ingredients in order given in a chilled shot glass.