Cocktail: The White Lady

A simple cocktail with a slightly conflicted history.

Some think it was originated by a bartender in London; with Creme de Menthe.  He later changed the recipe to include gin in the early 1920s when he moved to a bar in Paris.  It was further adapted by a different bartender in the 1930s changing the gin ratio making the drink a little drier.  I wouldn’t have ever gone for the Creme de Menthe, so I will take the Savoy Cocktail Book recipe.


The White Lady

Pour everything into a shaker without ice first and shake for about a minute.

Then add ice and shake again for 10-20 seconds.

Strain into your glass of choice, I used a coupe.

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