Ingridients

  • 1 1/2 oz gin
  • 3/4 oz Cointreau (or some orange liqueur)
  • 3/4 oz lemon juice

 

Preparation

  • Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes
  • Shake well
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
  • Garnish with slice of lemon or marasschino cherry

 

HISTORY:

A smoothed out Gin Sour, the White Lady was made famous by two different Harrys. Its creator, Harry MacElhone of Harry’s New York Bar in Paris, noted several different versions (including one with unsavory proportions of crème de menthe), but settled on this pared-down mix of gin, Cointreau and lemon juice with an optional egg white. Harry Craddock included it in his 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book, and, to this day, you can still order a White Lady at the Savoy Hotel’s American Bar.

Alcohol (strong): 6/10


White Lady