The 'White Lady' is a cocktail whose invention is claimed by multiple different people!
Originally it was believed to have been first created in 1919 by legendary bartender Harry Mckellen in London's Ciro Club. This 'original' recipe included creme de menthe, triple sec and lemon juice in equal measure. Later on, in 1923, McKellen had now taken his skills to Harry's New York bar in Paris and refined his recipe, making it drier with the addition of gin.
Fast forward to the 1930's and the famous mixologist Harry Craddock increased the amount of gin in the 'White Lady', making it even drier.
And then we had Peter Doreli at The Savoy, who began finishing off the cocktail with a touch of egg white, giving it that smooth and creamy texture.
The 'White Lady' cocktail was born and we're still enjoying it decades later!
Citrusy & Creamy 'White Lady' Cocktail
White Lady Cocktail Recipe
The 'White Lady' is one of the classic cocktails that had a storied history. It's citrusy and creamy, and absolutely delightful.
Because we use Curacao (a sweet orange liqueur) in this recipe, it makes sense to use our 'KRAFT' Hopped Grapefruit gin in this recipe, to bring out the citrusy notes.
This is a SHAKEN cocktail.
50ml 'KRAFT' Hopped Grapefruit Gin
20ml Curacao (sweet orange liqueur)
Tablespoon of simple sugar syrup (2 parts sugar 1 part water)
25ml fresh lemon juice
Pre-chill your glass. We suggest a 'coupette' glass.
Grab your cocktail shaker.
Add in 50ml KRAFT Hopped Grapefruit Gin.
Add in 20ml Curacao (sweet orange liqueur).
For a touch more sweetness add 1 tablespoon of sugar syrup.
Now add in 25ml fresh lemon juice.
Add in the egg white. Tip: break the egg separatwley on the side so you don't risk getting the yolk in the shaker.
Now give it all a firm shake.
You're now ready to double-strain the shaken liquid into your glass.
Wait 5-10 seconds for the froth to settle.
Now you can add the garnish. Get your bitters (we use Peychaud's bitters) and spinkle a couple of lines over the drink.
Sit back and enjoy your White Lady cocktail!