White Lady Cocktail

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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.

White Lady Cocktail Recipe

60 ml Gin

30 ml Triple sec

30 ml Lemon juice

Egg white (optional)


Garnish: lemon twist

How to make a white lady cocktail?

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.

How to make a white lady without Egg white?

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.

white lady cocktail recipe

The perfect glass for a White Lady Cocktail

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.

When to serve a White Lady cocktail?

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.