White Lady Recipe

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White Lady

  • Author: Ingrid Visockiene
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Serving 1x


Originating in the 1920s, the White Lady is a cocktail that remains a symbol of the sophistication of the Roaring Twenties and has endured through the ages.

For me, the charm of the White Lady lies in its balance of gin, orange liqueur and lemon juice with velvety frothiness. A classy choice when you want something fancy.


  • 2 oz or 60 ml of London Dry Gin
  • 1/2 oz or 30 ml orange liqueur (such as Cointreau)
  • 1/2 oz or 30 ml fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Egg white (optional for frothiness)
  • Ice cubes
  • Lemon twist for garnish


  1. Combine: In a shaker, combine the gin, orange liqueur, lemon juice, and egg white (if using).
  2. Shake: Fill your shaker with ice, then shake vigorously for around 15 seconds to chill and create a nice froth.
  3. Pour: Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish: Finish off with a lemon twist.


I find that the key to a perfect White Lady is in the quality of the gin and the freshness of the lemon juice.

While the egg white is optional, it adds a luxurious smoothness to the drink. Shake vigorously to fully emulsify the egg white!

Finally, for a cheeky twist, you can rim the glass with sugar for an extra layer of sweetness.

  • Prep Time: 2 Minutes
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Cuisine: Cocktail


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 261
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 0g

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