White lady

White lady is a classic cocktail made with gin, Cointreau, and lemon juice. It has a tart and citrusy flavor and a pale yellow color.

White lady recipe

  • 4 cl gin
  • 3 cl Triple Sec
  • 2 cl lemon juice

Add all ingredients into cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into large cocktail glass.

Directions for how to make the White lady

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Pour 4 cl of gin into the shaker.
  3. Add 3 cl of Triple Sec to the shaker.
  4. Measure 2 cl of lemon juice and pour it into the shaker.
  5. Close the cocktail shaker and shake it well for a few seconds.
  6. Strain the cocktail into a large cocktail glass.
  7. Garnish the drink with a twist of lemon or a cherry, if desired.
  8. Serve and enjoy your White lady drink.

Tips for how to make the perfect White lady

  • Use high-quality ingredients, such as top-shelf gin and Cointreau, for a smooth and sophisticated flavor.
  • Shake the ingredients vigorously with ice for at least 10 seconds to achieve a silky texture, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with a lemon peel or twist to add a burst of citrus aroma that complements the cocktail’s floral notes.
  • Experiment with different ratios of gin, Cointreau, and lemon juice to find the perfect balance of sweet, sour, and boozy flavors that suit your taste buds.

Alcohol-free alternative to the White lady

One alcohol-free alternative to the White Lady is the “Virgin Lady.” This cocktail can be made by combining 1 ounce of lemon juice, 1 ounce of honey syrup, and 1 ounce of egg white substitute in a cocktail shaker. Shake the mixture vigorously, then add ice to the shaker and shake again. Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon twist or edible flower. This mocktail has a zesty citrus flavor and a frothy texture similar to the White Lady, but without the alcohol content.

White lady fun facts

  1. The White Lady cocktail was first created in the 1920s, but gained popularity in the 1930s and 1940s.
  2. It is believed to have been named after the famous haunted mansion in Cornwall, England called the White Lady.
  3. The White Lady is made with gin, Cointreau (a type of triple sec), and lemon juice, and is usually served in a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. The cocktail was a favorite of Ian Fleming, the author of James Bond novels, and was featured in the book “Casino Royale” as one of Bond’s favorite drinks.
  5. Variations of the White Lady have been created over the years, including the addition of egg white or the substitution of gin with vodka.