It’s been a while since I posted a cocktail for you guys – between moving into our new house and the chaos surrounding it, we’ve been so preoccupied that I couldn’t get around to sharing new recipes but today I’m back with a new cocktail for you and it’s called a White Lady.
What is a White Lady?
The White Lady was created in Paris in a bar called Harry’s New York Bar and has been around since late 1920’s. It’s a simple combination of three key ingredients (outlined in the recipe card below) and is a great cocktail when you want something sweet with a bit of zing to it.
The glass you see here is an Atomic Fish glass by Fred Press and I have to admit, it’s one of my favorites. It’s so mid-century looking with the atomic styling and lately I’ve been hoarding all of the gold emblazoned glassware I can find. It just makes for a great photo.
How does the White Lady compare to other cocktails
There’s quite a few cocktails similar to the White Lady. Two that come to mind right away are the Gin Gimlet and the Gin Swizzle. If you haven’t tried them, I’d definitely recommend giving them a go after you make this one.
I appreciate you all staying patient with Karlynn and I as we get back into the groove of things. It’s felt like forever since we’ve been able to sit down and get back to writing posts on a regular basis but now that we are finally settled into the new house – you can expect plenty of content on a more regular basis.
We’ll be sharing pictures of the new house soon in an upcoming post but if you want a sneak peak video walkthrough of what it looked like before we moved in, check out Karlynn’s story on Instagram.
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A simple and elegant cocktail from the late 1920's using gin as the main ingredient
- Prep Time
- 5 minutes
- Total Time
- 5 minutes
- Karlynn Johnston
- 2 ounces gin
- 1 ounce triple sec
- 1 ounce lemon juice freshly squeezed
- 1/3 ounce simple syrup
Combine ingredients in shaker and shake with ice.
Garnish with lemon slice or peel and serve.
If you don't have gin and want to try something similar, give the Lemon Drop martini a try.
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.