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The White Lady Cocktail Recipe

The White Lady cocktail was invented by famed bartender Harry MacElhone in 1919 while he was working at Ciro’s Club in London.

The White Lady Cocktail Recipe


  • 1 ¾ oz of gin

  • ¾ oz of triple sec

  • ¾ oz of lemon juice

  • 2 tsp. sugar syrup

  • ½ egg white (optional)

  • Use lemon zest twists as a garnish

  • Ice

Assembly Pour the gin, triple sec, lemon juice, sugar syrup, egg white (if using), and ice into a cocktail shaker and shake until chilled. Strain the mixture and discard the ice and return the drink to the cocktail shaker and shake again until the egg white is frothy. Pour into a coupe glass and garnish with a twist of lemon zest to serve.

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