Your Monday Cocktail: The White Lady

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Do you have a case of the Mondays? I think the cure is a nice well-balanced cocktail.

The White Lady is a classic and I’ve been wanting to make it for a while now. However, until I found a video of Rachel Maddow making it on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, I didn’t realize I already had all the ingredients to make the cocktail at home. I finally made it yesterday afternoon and it almost made me forget the fact that Monday was right around the corner. Almost.

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The White Lady

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 oz Gin
  • .5 oz Cointreau
  • .5 oz Fresh lemon juice (I upped it to .75 oz because I like the tartness)
  • 1 Fresh egg white

What to Do:

Add all the ingredients to your cocktail shaker. Dry shake the mixture first (this really gets the egg white nice and frothy), then add ice and shake it again. Strain into a coupe or cocktail glass and enjoy.

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7 thoughts on “Your Monday Cocktail: The White Lady

    1. What other spirit did you have in mind?

      Replacing the gin with cognac and removing the egg white will result in a Sidecar. But my advice is to play around with the ingredients! The most important thing is remember that this cocktail uses the sour recipe formula, which has created many classic cocktails. Just make sure you’re paying attention to the measurement ratio when you’re mix and matching ingredients.

      Here’s a great resource: http://liquor.com/infographic-sour-recipe-formula/

      Let me know what you come up with!

    2. a good vodka in place of the gin (because gin is basically vodka infused with herbals) might work. But you would need some sort of bitters or liqueur to give it that herbal flavor. maybe something minty? maybe even a spanish orujo if you can find it?

  1. all i need is a magazine with a beautiful man on it to enjoy while sipping :) seriously though i love the simplicity of this drink, i’m always intimidated by drinks with eggs but this one i might be able to pull off!

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