The White Lady is a classic and an all-time favorite cocktail. It is made from gin, orange liqueur, lemon juice, and egg white.
The history of this cocktail is not very clear. It is believed that it was invented in the 1900s by a bartender named Harry MacElhone,
Some people say it has a sophisticated citrus/sour taste with a smooth frothy feeling.
60 ml Gin
30 ml Triple sec
30 ml Lemon juice
Egg white (optional)
Garnish: lemon twist
Add the Gin, Triple sec, Lemon juice, and Egg white into a cocktail shaker and dry shake for 15 seconds. Add ice and shake again for 30 seconds. Strain into a glass and decorate with a lemon twist.
The egg white is not mandatory as said, the cocktail can be prepared without the egg white, it just won’t have a creamy frothy on top.
** vegans – you can use 2 tablespoons aquafaba (the liquid from a can of chickpeas) instead of egg white.
Some people believe that this cocktail is served traditionally in a coupe glass or martini glass – We think it’s because the foam looks good in these glasses.
Basically, you can serve the cocktail any time you like, But we think that the White Lady is usually served as an after-dinner cocktail. It goes well with desserts like chocolate cake or tiramisu.
In conclusion – We think this cocktail is a classic drink that’s easy to make, and it’s always fun to drink on any occasion.