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White Lady

dry gin, triple sec, lemon juice (and sometimes egg white)

The White Lady (created in London and popular by 1929) is perhaps the most elemental “new school” Daisy. Currently underappreciated.

Shown, above, is the recipe from the Savoy Cocktail Book.

White Lady

Shake with ice:

  • 1 1/2 oz dry gin
  • 3/4 oz lemon juice
  • 3/4 Cointreau

Strain into a cocktail glass

Some like to add a little egg white, but others feel that addition is unnecessary.

Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails, p. 786–7; barware icons courtesy of Haus Alpenz